The Joy of Koi: How to Care for Koi Fish in Your Pond - Garden Weasel

Hi koi Care,
Thank you for your prompt response. This fish is not eating any food for more than a week. Any suggestion for a vitamin or liquid food I can dissolve in the water. This fish is approximately 8cm long.

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Koi-Care staff says:
August 31, 2014 at 1:30 am
Roberta,
You need to quarantine your fish, first off. Then increase the salt concentration to 0.5%. You will want to treat the water with mela-fix. Make sure your quarantine has good aeration and filtration. Your pond water probably has an increase in excess nutrients that allow bacteria, like the one most likely causing the red spots, to thrive. You will want to test your pond water on a regular basis and watch for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates. You can even do something like microbe-lift to boost your beneficial bacteria load in your filter media.
Good luck, Grant

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