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    Treating pond safely with Diamondback Sturgeon

    Hi All, I'm pleased to say my 2 Sturgeon look to be thriving in my pond but I have 2 pond issues I need to address.
    Blanket weed is starting to grow, I have read that Aqua Source treatment is fine for use with the Sturgeon and am looking to double check I am taking the right approach?

    I have a poorly Koi, he has a bulge on one side and what was a small black spot on his top side that has turned into a small scar, it looks like he may have had a peck from a Heron at a guess. I have tried to speak to a couple of people and have had suggested I treat the pond for bacteria. I am a novice and never treated the pond with anything other than blanketweed before, I am a little concerned I use anything that will harm both Koi and Sturgeon.
    I also do not have a prize winning pond or Koi, it is shared with various goldfish & carp and some plant life.

    If it helps I recently took over 20 frogs out of the pond as they were trying to ride the fish, most notable the sturgeon as they are always on the bottom and my skimmer has been collecting some sort of eggs, small black dots in clear jelly and sometimes within the jelly very tiny worms. I realise pictures would be helpful so will take some the next time I see this, if at all.

    Thanks for any help.
    Mark



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    hi mark, aqua source blanketweed resolve is sturgeon safe, as for adding bacteria or any chemicals you need to find out what you are dealing with first, you need to get a good look at the poorly koi and post some pics, the eggs sound like frog/toad spawn,

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    Thanks, I'll order the Aqua Source and see if I can get some pics.

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    Hi Mags,

    I have some 1kg Resolve in stock if you would like some sending?

    Please order via my website Japanese Koi Carp for Sale | Aurora Koi | Suppliers of Japanese Koi if still required.

    Cheers

    Gaz

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    Thanks, I'll order the Aqua Source and see if I can get some pics.
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Thanks Gaz, order placed.

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    Hi Mags,

    Thank you for supporting me and my small business.

    Ordered packaged and ready for dispatch.

    Cheers

    Gaz

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    Thanks Gaz, order placed.
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    20210412_150230.jpgI tried to get a decent photo of the 2 Sturgeon at the weekend but the reflections on the pond make it really difficult, here's one, terrible quality but at least it's a pic of the little chap.
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    Last edited by Mags; 12-04-2021 at 03:09 PM.

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    Gaz, Do you have a larger size? I put the majority of the 1kg tub in and just over a week later its done a good job but the worst area is under my waterfall and it's still got a good covering of blanketweed. I have around 30,000 litres and I held a little back as I was nervous about affecting the sturgeon as one of them just seems to spend his whole day sat under the waterfall on the weed.
    I can order another 1kg but I suspect I will need to use more.

    Thanks
    Mark

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    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for your message.

    I only stock the 1kg tubs as these normally suffice.I could always send multiple tubs easily enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mags View Post
    Gaz, Do you have a larger size? I put the majority of the 1kg tub in and just over a week later its done a good job but the worst area is under my waterfall and it's still got a good covering of blanketweed. I have around 30,000 litres and I held a little back as I was nervous about affecting the sturgeon as one of them just seems to spend his whole day sat under the waterfall on the weed.
    I can order another 1kg but I suspect I will need to use more.

    Thanks
    Mark
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

 

 

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