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  1. Think that is what is so fascinating with raising...

    Think that is what is so fascinating with raising them young as it is a learning curve seeing them develop.
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    Thanks Rs for the very detailed reply. I have...

    Thanks Rs for the very detailed reply.
    I have added 1.5lbs salt to 350gals,flashing not too bad but one or two still at it.
    Bigger pump added,a 10000 one on the shower with 4 returns in parallel so...
  3. Thread: my first koi fry

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    The biggest about 2 to 3 Ins but a lot of small...

    The biggest about 2 to 3 Ins but a lot of small ones.
    Found two heads floating round :eek: dont know who ate the rest of it.
  4. Brilliant well done Rs, I enjoy this part of the...

    Brilliant well done Rs, I enjoy this part of the hobby seeing the colours develop and they are doing well for you mate.
    My odds are on the grey,dont know why but I have some similar.

    I am keeping...
  5. Brilliant Eifion and glad you are sorted,some...

    Brilliant Eifion and glad you are sorted,some lovely new koi and the chag will grow fast.
  6. Thread: my first koi fry

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    Hi Dusty, sorry for late getting back been...

    Hi Dusty, sorry for late getting back been really busy.
    Yours look bigger than mine so you must be doing right,I have a problem with a few flashing a bit,you can see my thread in the health...
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    Thanks Trapper for the info. Yesterday I put...

    Thanks Trapper for the info.

    Yesterday I put in 1 lb of salt into 350 gals as per Cuttlebrook article,
    think it is 0.05% :eek: hope that is ok but this morning they seem better.

    Next thing is...
  8. Thread: Daily Pic Thread

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    Your pond is stunning,100% credit to you really...

    Your pond is stunning,100% credit to you really beautifull and you should be proud of it.

    Love it love it love it.
  9. Thread: Daily Pic Thread

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    Lovely picture Dave.nice and calming.

    Lovely picture Dave.nice and calming.
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    Looking great Steve and Amber looks like she is...

    Looking great Steve and Amber looks like she is enjoying herself.
    You will have to watch that big pussy with your koi when you get home.:D
  11. Thread: my first koi fry

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    Hello and welcome Dustykoi, I am doing...

    Hello and welcome Dustykoi,
    I am doing the same with 258 from the same batch as you.
    Cant give you much advice as I am not experienced with them this small but you seem to be doing ok.
    I...
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    Looked it up and your right Anne. :D

    Looked it up and your right Anne. :D
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    Thanks Anne will have a look.

    Thanks Anne will have a look.
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    Thanks Dave, what do you mean "predation" ?

    Thanks Dave, what do you mean "predation" ?
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    Thanks David, yes it is a separate 350 gal tank...

    Thanks David, yes it is a separate 350 gal tank with it's own vortex to seive/shower return so plenty of oxygen going in.

    Did a large water change this am so maybe keep that up.

    Could it be...
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    No not breathing fast,but I have noticed a couple...

    No not breathing fast,but I have noticed a couple going like the clappers round the tank as though trying to get away from something.

    Could it be a parasite? :(
    If so what do I do now?
  17. Thread: Daily Pic Thread

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    Looking great Rs,our invite still in the post :D...

    Looking great Rs,our invite still in the post :D

    Have a great day mate and have a beer on me.:)
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    Dont know if my miniature scales are very good. ...

    Dont know if my miniature scales are very good.

    Auto feeder doing 0.5 GM once four times a day( a large pinch )

    I'm between feeds I give the same or maybe more four times a day.

    So in a day...
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    To be honest Rs I havnt really noticed,but will...

    To be honest Rs I havnt really noticed,but will have a look.
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    Thanks for replying Dave,would overfeeding cause...

    Thanks for replying Dave,would overfeeding cause some to die?

    Should I put a little salt in?
    Will measure out what I am giving per day and get back.
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    Flashing 8 week old koi

    Had 6 week old koi for two weeks now and noticed some flashing a bit.
    Ph at 7.5
    Kh 4 drops
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrite up a little bit 0.25
    Doing water changes with sod thio so not that.
    A few have ...
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    As said above I would use rubber connections on...

    As said above I would use rubber connections on all,as it gives a bit of Lee way when connecting up and it is a lot easier.
    That's what I did anyway.
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    I have 0 kh from the tap so I have to add...

    I have 0 kh from the tap so I have to add sod/bicarb to keep my kh at around 4.
    I would follow as per Mankys site on dosage and eventually you will get used to how much to add and how often.
    I now...
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    Bet your feeling a bit better now Ryan and at...

    Bet your feeling a bit better now Ryan and at least you know the problem.

    Did he give you the salt bath dosage?
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    It's all a learning curve Ryan though it maybe...

    It's all a learning curve Ryan though it maybe hard at times.
    Good luck today mate and let us know what the problem is as we are all still learning,no one knows everything about koi.

    Just because...
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