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    Koi jumped out

    Was looking out the window this morning and noticed my matsuba was darting around and flicking, literally turned my head around to look at the tv and heard a massive splash of water. Looked out couldnít see anything on the sides but couldnít see him in the pond either. Went downstairs and got my coat and shoes on and I looked for a good 30 minutes and couldnít find anything!! Maybe a bird or cat him before I could go down stairs? All other fish are fine no flicking or injures, water test fine and did a small water change.

    What I did find though was under my water fall which you couldnít see unless the water fall was removed about 30cm length of stinging nettle in the water!! Thinking maybe the fish caught himself on it thus causing irritation ?



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    Can't help with the why. But sorry to hear this matey strange not to be able to find him

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    Thanks AJM- Iím just more annoyed I canít find him as there might of been something I could I have done. I had a good look at all the fish yesterday as well and there was no issues or flicking so just abit of bad luck me thinks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmergoggin View Post
    Thanks AJM- Iím just more annoyed I canít find him as there might of been something I could I have done. I had a good look at all the fish yesterday as well and there was no issues or flicking so just abit of bad luck me thinks!
    Aye a can understand that one like mate. Wonder if any one can answer the nettle question tho

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    I had a carp jump out. He'd only been put in the pond the same day. I only knew he'd jumped out as I could see a puddle of water on the side. So there I am at 11.30pm with the torch on my phone. I looked all over my garden no sign of the carp. Just as I was about to give up I had a look through the dead leaves under a hedge about 5m from the pond and there was a carp completely covered in leaves. I only saw it as its gills moved.

    So be warned they can flap a fair old distance away from the pond and can be well camouflaged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    I had a carp jump out. He'd only been put in the pond the same day. I only knew he'd jumped out as I could see a puddle of water on the side. So there I am at 11.30pm with the torch on my phone. I looked all over my garden no sign of the carp. Just as I was about to give up I had a look through the dead leaves under a hedge about 5m from the pond and there was a carp completely covered in leaves. I only saw it as its gills moved.

    So be warned they can flap a fair old distance away from the pond and can be well camouflaged.

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    Amazingly it did. Even though it fell 1m onto a concrete floor.

    God knows how long it'd been out of the water.

    But for full disclosure, I should explain it was a standard mirror carp rather than koi. And they're as hard as nails compared to the wimpy inbred koi lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    Amazingly it did. Even though it fell 1m onto a concrete floor.

    God knows how long it'd been out of the water.

    But for full disclosure, I should explain it was a standard mirror carp rather than koi. And they're as hard as nails compared to the wimpy inbred koi lol

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    When I first got the YamatoNishiki we had it floating in a bowl in the pond next thing our lass knows when she is doing washing up the orange thing jumping down the concrete path she raced outside it had a 2ft drop then jumped about 10ft down the path claret every where put it in pond and a couple weeks later all it had to show for it was a short tear in the tail Fin which fixed itself pretty quickly some how

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    Amazingly it did. Even though it fell 1m onto a concrete floor.

    God knows how long it'd been out of the water.

    But for full disclosure, I should explain it was a standard mirror carp rather than koi. And they're as hard as nails compared to the wimpy inbred koi lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    When I first got the YamatoNishiki we had it floating in a bowl in the pond next thing our lass knows when she is doing washing up the orange thing jumping down the concrete path she raced outside it had a 2ft drop then jumped about 10ft down the path claret every where put it in pond and a couple weeks later all it had to show for it was a short tear in the tail Fin which fixed itself pretty quickly some how

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmergoggin View Post
    Was looking out the window this morning and noticed my matsuba was darting around and flicking, literally turned my head around to look at the tv and heard a massive splash of water. Looked out couldn’t see anything on the sides but couldn’t see him in the pond either. Went downstairs and got my coat and shoes on and I looked for a good 30 minutes and couldn’t find anything!! Maybe a bird or cat him before I could go down stairs? All other fish are fine no flicking or injures, water test fine and did a small water change.

    What I did find though was under my water fall which you couldn’t see unless the water fall was removed about 30cm length of stinging nettle in the water!! Thinking maybe the fish caught himself on it thus causing irritation ?
    Hi There Farmergoggin

    Had the same thing happen to me on evening late last year and managed to catch it on camera.
    Funny enough this was a Gin Matsuba as well

    The Mrs and dogs found her in the morning on the grass, I managed to revive her and get back in the pond.
    Still the feistiest fish I have in the pond.

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    Thanks everyone for there posts just gutted couldnít find him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmergoggin View Post
    Thanks everyone for there posts just gutted couldnít find him!
    Still no joy.. Have you got any fields out the back were a fox or the likes could have dragged it

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    Came back from shopping last Summer and was outside the back door when I thought I heard a strange "splat".
    I walked down the path, past the pond and couldn't see anything so turned to go back when I heard it again, "splat".
    Walked further down and there, round the corner was a large fish.
    I couldn't tell which one because it was grey and dusty and dry!
    There was no damp on the path, so he'd been there a while.
    I quickly grabbed it and as it was one of the 28" ones, held it tightly to my chest.
    No good. It suddenly jerked with amazing strength and nose dived onto the concrete with a sickening thud.
    Cursing, I picked it up again and rushed back to the pond and put it back in pronto as I decided it needed water immediately and I would worry about injuries later.
    As the water closed over it I saw it was our largest and favourite fish.
    It swam slowly to the bottom and sulked for a week before fully recovering with no apparent long term effects and just a few missing scales to show for it at the time.

    When it went back in the pond I was able to back track its path as it had left a trail of scales.
    Down a 1m bank covered in angular granite (railway ballest size), down the path which does slope down, for about 8M and round the corner of the log cabin.
    A total journey of 10M, over 30 ft.

    Couldn't believe he survived!

    Anyway. Since then the landscaping was finished and I made sure that the granite slopes up all the way round the pond now, so if he jumps out again he'll find it much easier to flap back in than off on a long adventure...
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    Has anyone heard of anyone using airlift pumps on the up stand after a bottom drain as a means of running there filters? Iím thinking of fitting two bottom drains on my new pond, With air lift pumps on 1.5m deep pond. With the filter needing 0.5m lift above the pond water to run the filters via gravity back to the pond through a bog. I would have to experiment with the air pumps of coarse?
    All speculation at this point! Any feed back much appreciated.
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