I noticed yesterday one of my fish was missing, and checked again today. Yep

my little shusui has gone, and I mean gone……

I am presuming the heron took him, and ate him. Nasty thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We put up fishing twine all over the pond and above the hammock now, so hopefully the damned thing wont be able to get in at all to get near the fish.

I am so gutted, that little one cost us a fair bit, and I can’t believe I never noticed he had gone :cry: I was too worried about my chag

It just goes to show you should count your fish every day…

Poor little thing was someones lunch… not nice..


By kanundra Posted in Koi



Ok,  my little Chag is doing much better all his redness has gone, and all the rubs look fine. I bathed him again, and I am sure in a week they will just be rub marks.

The other brown chag, did have a white zit thing although when we caught him it actually came off in the net, looked more like cotton wool than anything else, so I am def thinking carp pox, will get a pic up here as soon as, but dont think it took very well.

I have been out there all morning and not one fish has flicked, or anything so will keep an eye on it, I think my little chag sores were just from the previous few weeks where he was flicking badly, but I think everything is on the up now.

I am off all week so I have time to watch them every day and see if things are improving, or I will get a scrape done as soon as.

Thanks once again.

Speak soon.


By kanundra Posted in Koi


Thanks for the information guys,

The pond heater is supposed to be a 4kw, but it obviously couldn’t cope with temperatures of minus 4 the temperature of the pond stayed at 8 degrees,

My peramaters this morning are amonia nil, and nitrite I would say .5 as has a slight pink tinge but not much. Ph is 8 and steady.

The temperature is 12 degrees. I know there are a lot of sites on the internet, but the varying temperature they all say to heat to varies from 10 degrees to 16 so I choose 12 as a middle ground.

I will be shortly catching my little chag again today, just to have him checked out, like a lot of people say water masks problems and you need to look properly.

I am also concerned about white spot as one of my other chags has a white lump on his tail going to try and catch him too so I can get a picture for you guys.

Has anyone got any really good pics of what white spot looks like. but its not small, it is more like a big zit. or a wart, was wondering carp pox maybe

I am going to have to get another scrape done before I treat for anything else properly, I will also be getting my own microscope ordered from him. Like his hopefully as its well up to par.

Thanks for all your help, and as we all know this year is a learning curve and as long as I keep on top of the problems, i am sure this year will be different.
Anyways I will be back later with some unprofesional pictures,

thanks again.


By kanundra Posted in Koi


Rubs and raised scales. 😦


So this week I haven’t checked on my fish as much as I should have, and low and behold I think I still have a problem with Trichodina….

I have watched my white ghost koi flash a few times agitated, but that wasn’t the worst of it.

Due to bouncing off the bottom drain, I think one of my small chagois has rubbed himself silly.

I caught him today, because one side of his head had gone grey, and he is supposed to be brown. His scales are’nt raised that much but there was signs of some infection where he had rubbed.

So while he was in the big blue bowl, I carefully mixed some antibacteria stuff together for him and let him bathe in a high dose of that for ten minutes, then I applied a green creme, (cant remember the names of them now Im inside where it is warm)

So my next step is to bed and borrow a sump pump so I can bypass my filter and Pp the pond once more. Unfortunatly I am in work now for 4 days, so my poor fish will have to get on with it till friday. I daren’t pp the pond when I am not there to watch them, and I can’t get any time off seeing as I am on holiday from friday for 8 days.

I will add the pic I took of him in a minute when I get used to this site.


By kanundra Posted in Koi