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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeh83 View Post
    I had looked at these but the reagents are fairly expensive.. the price you have to pay if you want that level of accuracy I suppose. For me I’m happy with LO White Mucous


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    Phew, after another 25% wc overnight ammonia readings down from 1ppm yesterday to 0.5ppm today.. another water change tomorrow??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashy View Post
    Phew, after another 25% wc overnight ammonia readings down from 1ppm yesterday to 0.5ppm today.. another water change tomorrow??
    You do need to get that Ammonia down, so I'd say yes. What is your temp, pH and Nitrite today and how are the fish looking?
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    They aren't as happy as I'd hoped a little lethargic. the common isn't doing well. Just spends most of the day on the bottom and is still covered in mucous. No other fish are showings signs of mucous

    API test - nitrite is 0ppm
    Jbl - nitrite 0.1ppm

    Ph 8 & kh 9 drops, getting close to my tap water which isn't surprising


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    Temps 18 so at 0.5ppm im still just safe according to mankySanke's table

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    I'm very worried for the common. Reading up on ammonia poisoning and looks like they get to a stage and there's no recovery White MucousWhite Mucous... of all the years of keeping fish this has been my lowest week...

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    Are there still signs of redness on your fish and have you managed to do more scrapes yet? Are any of the fish flashing or laying clamped?

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    Unfortunately not.. ive been working loads and dont want to try doing the scrapes at night.. I'm away this weekend and can't get out of it, my dads gunna pop around to check the water tomorrow and im going to test it before I leave tonight, I have another wc on now until I leave so that'll be another 25%, so I'll of turned over 100% of the water this week.. . I have Tuesday off so was hoping to get the water right and do some scrapes then.

    I'm in a bit of a pickle because even if I do need to treat the fish look what happened to my filter system last timeWhite Mucous

    I've seen the older koi flash which is a concern as due to the water quality being so poor for so long now I could have more chance of parasites... Only fish that's clamping up on the bottom is the common atm.. no redness on the fish.. the water has gone milky over night..

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    Great that you've got the ammonia down but there's obviously now no treatment in the water so any parasites are going to have a hall pass until Tuesday. I'm wondering if you should at least add an Ammonia locker (Seachem Prime or Safe) to prevent another spike whilst you're away. That combined with no, or very sparse feeding will hopefully at least keep the water safe till you are back.

    I'm tempted to say put some FMG in again but that's really not ideal without you there and we're still not sure you're dealing with Whitespot. Some Vitalize could be the answer as it may give them a bit of a boost immunity wise till you can scrape again and that won't do any harm to the filter.

    You're now in the situation of buying more and more things to use, but I'm afraid this is why so many of us end up with a 'koi shelf' of tubs, bottles and packets as you never know what you may need when!


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    Sorry ... bleary eyes this morning! Missed your bit at the end about the water going milky over night. That's worrying as that hints to me of classic cycling problems common in aquariums. Ive never experienced that in a pond even when starting from scratch. Only thing that ever turned my water milky was Cloverleaf Blanket Answer for blanket weed, and I've stopped using that in favour of Aquasource Resolve. I take it you've not added anything like this to the water?

    Hoping someone else can jump in here with more insight as to how best to handle this.

    Have you stopped feeding and is your dad able to do water changes for you whilst away if necessary?

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    I haven't added anything since the pond bomb immediately after the 50% wc. That's a good idea about something to stop another spike and the vitalize. I'll pop into wow on my lunch break and also ask about this milky water, they seem to be very knowledgeable. I'm not worried about spending more money, I just need to get it sorted, its been a very stressful week. Those poor fish.

    I've sorted a quarantine tank for Tuesday to house my ochiba and kohaku as I'm concerned the little kohaku has hardly eaten since he went in the pond 2 weeks ago as he was very shy.(I don't want to start that tank up whilst I'm not there) but unfortunately I have no space for a small swimming pool etc to house the other fish in and obviously cannot get someone to look after them as theres a possibility they have parasites.. so I'm just going to have to get this right with them in the pond.


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    Oh and yes I have a trickle in and overflow fitted that my dad can just turn on through my dechlorinator tomorrow pm if need be until I'm home Sunday pm

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    Your little Ochiba is very nice so I do hope he's OK. Love his pectoral fins. Not seen many like that White Mucous

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    Well I'm very pleased to say that yesterday and today my ammonia is back to between 0-0.25ppm as per the api kit

    Nitrite 0ppm - api
    Nitrate 3-5ppm - jbl / 40ppm+ api
    Kh 9drops(jbl), ph around 8 api and jbl

    My api kit seems to give ridiculously high nitrate readings even on my fish tank and tap water.

    Sat by the pond and the fish are acting like normal.. I have fed them a little and the common is eating and not spitting it out I think he's gunna make it White Mucous.. still a quite heavy mucoused but the redness had gone from his underside.. im going to monitor them closely and if I see any flashing or odd behaviour I will do some scrapes on Tuesday.. thanks everyone for your input

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    So pleased to hear this White Mucous

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    Oh I love a happy ending.. great work and perseveranceWhite Mucous hope things all calm down for you. And at least you now have the equipment to help you make the right choices next time.


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    Agree nice ending as mike says.
    Nice work mate
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