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    Don't give up

    This morning I got up to let my dog out to be greeted by one of my koi out the pond. She appeared lifless when I picked her up. While holding her I saw her eye move slightly. Remembering something my wife read to me about someone who found a apparently dead fish out the pond I held her mouth open and under the waterfall. After 10 minutes or so I felt pressure on my finger, another 10 minutes and some movement from her fins and gills. I moved out from under waterfall slightly and gills moving rapidly. I moved my hand away but she immediately rolled over. I held her upright next to water fall for about s hour and she then moved of very slowly. This all started at 6am. She is now swimming slowly round the pond still breathing quite fast but better. Just hope she makes it time will tell. Done a full water test all good, no signs of parasite in pond so not sure why she jumped out the pond.
    The things I learnt from this is, never give up and how cold the pond is holding your hand in it for nearly 2hours this time of year lol



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    Sure she will be fine,done a great job Nige even though your hands feel frozen.
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    Thanks John, I'm hoping she my favorite fish tbh, very tame always comes over when you put your hand in water and lets you stroke her

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    Sure it will be fine now Nige, the colder ambient temp probably helped it to survive, i reckon you literally found the fish in the final few seconds of a recoverable state...... it will pant and be slow for a few days due to the shock etc, your waterfall being well oxygenated probably helped too, good effort i bet your hands were well cold...........
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    This is her now, still breathing hard but swimming better

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    Thanks smartin, yes very cold but not to bad once they went numb lol

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    Well done Nige, a great outcome for your efforts.

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    nice one mate. very nice when there is a happy outcome. well done mate good on you
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    Well done , i had the same about 6 weeks ago she was lifeless and took 4 hrs to get her back swimming but lost her 2 weeks later ,her breathing was so hard for her after that jump ut . Hope you do better .

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    Thanks, that's a shame you lost her

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    Good job bringing the fish back mate. It always seems to be the favourites that have the issues Don't give up fingers crossed it makes a full recovery for you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy66 View Post
    Well done , i had the same about 6 weeks ago she was lifeless and took 4 hrs to get her back swimming but lost her 2 weeks later ,her breathing was so hard for her after that jump ut . Hope you do better .
    Sorry to hear this sammy Don't give up


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    Same sorry to hear that sam. You tried mate. That's all we can do.

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    Just to update little casper( yes all my fish have got names lol) ate yesterday a little, today breathing normal, ate well and is swimming round with a" don't know what all the fuss was about" attitude. Think she going to be ok, thank you all for your support

 

 

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