15/08/09

LATER……

 

Ok,

 

I might try and give them a little bit of food. But not too much, I want to dose tomorrow hopefully for the last time with pp. I am hoping with all the cleaning etc that it will stay active for at least the 8 hours. If not I will settle for at least four. I am going to stick to the recommended dose, although I have been advised to put it in all in one go over the surface of the pond, so we will see.
I only have K1 in the filter, but there was a bag of oyster shells in there that smelt terrible when I pulled it out hence why i looked to the bottom, and realised it needed doing. So its now on my cleaning rota, I will have to do it more often. At least the hoover helped a lot.

Just checking on them before I have a kip, I am exhausted with all the worry etc, and I am working late tonight.

Catch you later hun, and thanks again.

Dawn

Update, all fish except for the sick one ate, sturgeon very hungry although I can’t put too much in. Let you know how it fairs tomorrow.

D

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By kanundra Posted in Koi

15/08/09

Ok,

so this morning, I think I spent emptying my nexus, and cleaning the bottom. It took me ages to get all the k1 out first then at least I could see where I was hoovering. I think a reason why my pond was so bad is because there was loads of gunk in the outer chamber. I am sure this shouldn’t happen? Anyway, I will put this into my cleaning routine, and perhaps every few months completley drain it off and hoover the bottom.

My sickest fish is a lot happier she is swimming around a lot and when all the fish came over begging for food, she came to. Fingers crossed that things are getting better.

I have still seen two of my fish flicking so I do still think that tric is there. I def don’t think the pp was active for long enough and I am hoping that if I do redose tomorrow that this will be the last time. I really could do with another scrape doing but everyone is so busy. So I am watching the koi before I go to work and I am going to see how it fairs in the morning. They have had over a %75 percent water change in the last four days, so I guess we shall just see.

I’m not around any corner yet, but here is hoping.

Oh and ps, how long can koi go without food? I haven’t fed them in 3 days. And my sturgeon are pretty annoyed, I don’t kow how long they can do without, but I do know they suffer from malnutrition before the koi. Any one any ideas?

I am working later, but will keep you all updated.

Dawn

By kanundra Posted in Koi