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    New pond and flashing

    Hey. I've seen a fish flash off the drain 3 times this morning and one fish lunk, I didn't really want to stress them out by netting and scraping as they have only been in there around 2 weeks but what would you do? Perimeters are
    Ammonia 0.50
    Nitrite. 0
    pH. 8
    Nitrate. 10
    Kh. 7

    Parameters haven't changed since starting the pond and having the 3 in there

    Do you think it's the ammonia that's irritated them or is it worth scraping?

    They are not new fish either

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    Quote Originally Posted by sephuk View Post
    Hey. I've seen a fish flash off the drain 3 times this morning and one fish lunk, I didn't really want to stress them out by netting and scraping as they have only been in there around 2 weeks but what would you do? Perimeters are
    Ammonia 0.50
    Nitrite. 0
    pH. 8
    Nitrate. 10
    Kh. 7

    Parameters haven't changed since starting the pond and having the 3 in there

    Do you think it's the ammonia that's irritated them or is it worth scraping?

    They are not new fish either

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    ammonia should be 0 if it can be, I know its a new pond. but it could be ammonia irritating them. if mine flash. I watch them for a couple of days. then if still flashing I then scrape them.
    you don t want ulcers on them coming into winter. as that is what they will end up with. if they keep flashing. also could be a sudden drop in temps. water change and less feeding to bring ammonia down. and see if they still flash.
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    cheers fred, that was the only flashing ive seen since, ive heard a few ppl say that when they have turned an airated drain off they have seen fish flash? maybe a little bit of everything???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sephuk View Post
    cheers fred, that was the only flashing ive seen since, ive heard a few ppl say that when they have turned an airated drain off they have seen fish flash? maybe a little bit of everything???
    Mine go nuts when the air is off. So I leave it now running 24/7.
    And then there fine. They don t like change

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    still trying to get the right level of airflow to the pond, i have a ea 70 pump split between the main pond and the grow on and ive restricted both quite a bit and im about there, i was getting some huge bubbles in the column. i dropped the water level to below the skimmer today so i could try to reseal the skimmer, i was loosing about 25mm a week through some pin holes in my sealant

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    Mine start schooling rounf and round when the air goes off because they have learned that it means either....

    A) Best case scenario - The man's gonna stick a brush in the pond.
    B) Worst case scenario - The man is going to take at least one of us out of the pond.

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