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    I have 2 sizes of duckweed, both are larger than...

    I have 2 sizes of duckweed, both are larger than that, The grow in different tanks or water gardens.
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    My koi have killed frogs in the past and stripped...

    My koi have killed frogs in the past and stripped the flesh off their legs. It is pay back. The frogs terrorized and ate my koi when they were small and now they don't want them in their pond.
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    About 8 years ago during a severe lightning...

    About 8 years ago during a severe lightning storm, lightning struck a tree near my large pond. It apparently came down the tree into the ground and blew out a 4 foot trench in the ground towards my...
  4. Thread: Khv rescue

    by koi4u2c
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    What is CEV ?

    What is CEV ?
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    If the preformed pond has cracks in it and it...

    If the preformed pond has cracks in it and it can't be repaired, you could still use it for a bog garden near your pond.
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    " So....one of the grandkids is going to have a...

    " So....one of the grandkids is going to have a conversation with gramps now!"

    Good luck with that! I noticed grandkids is plural. I had two kids. Trust me, NOBODY did it.:yes:
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    Through the years I have had multiple pond or...

    Through the years I have had multiple pond or tank drains, even in the heat of summer. I just refilled with well water and never saw a problem with the fish. I think a slow refill is different from...
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    Surprised to see my old post up today. The...

    Surprised to see my old post up today.

    The survivors of this incident are doing well this year. They came through a rougher than usual winter here without any problems. I have not added any new...
  9. Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Many of us...

    Marilyn, I am so sorry for your loss. Many of us have had similar tragedies in our koi keeping and truly know how devastated you must feel.

    But, I am glad you are getting some new beauties and...
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    "I installed the Firestone 45 mil EPDM liner in...

    "I installed the Firestone 45 mil EPDM liner in the pond 6 years ago. I completely drained the pond a few days ago for the first time so we could have some flagstone work done around the sides (and...
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    I have not seen any. Perhaps because of my...

    I have not seen any. Perhaps because of my guineas, bantams, and free range chickens. I also have lots of birds.
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    Some symptons of costia are pink/red color under...

    Some symptons of costia are pink/red color under the skin often with pink veining (pink streaks in the tail and fins). They may stay on the bottom or as they get worse hover at the top near bubbles...
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    I live in the country with woods surrounding our...

    I live in the country with woods surrounding our yard. I have had ponds for 25 years. The spring peepers are the first frogs in the spring to spawn here. They are also the nosiest. They are followed...
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    And it will do nothing to prevent the spread of...

    And it will do nothing to prevent the spread of the KHV (or SVC) virus which could potentially kill all of your fish
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    I did a google search and read duckweed has 35...

    I did a google search and read duckweed has 35 -45 % protein and is rich in vitamins. It said grass carp fed duckweed exclusively tripled their weight from 100 to 300 gms in 50 days.
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    I am so sorry about your koi and rescued pets. ...

    I am so sorry about your koi and rescued pets.

    Do you have any videos of your fish, especially ones of the koi drinking from a bottle and playing boomerang? Maybe you could call the TV news...
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    When I bred some butterfly koi, I used 2 females...

    When I bred some butterfly koi, I used 2 females and 3 males. They were all spawning at the same time.
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    I get a lot of my supplys from the agriculture...

    I get a lot of my supplys from the agriculture (Agrisupply) store. Flex pipe is unbelievably cheap in comparison and is sold by the foot.

    Once someone adds "pond" to the same items the price...
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    My ponds have no block work at all and the oldest...

    My ponds have no block work at all and the oldest is nearing 20 years, one 19 years, one 18 years and one 17 years. I have a sandy loam on top, but clay once you dig down 12 -18 inches. My yard is on...
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    I saw a program on TV last week from Thailand (I...

    I saw a program on TV last week from Thailand (I think). They showed beautiful lotus ponds and discussed how they were used there, They eat the tubers, cut the stems for salads, and use the flower...
  21. Only if you want to see the fish.

    Only if you want to see the fish.
  22. Thread: Parasites

    by koi4u2c
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    "I started to think about all of this when I was...

    "I started to think about all of this when I was reading about aqua prazi. It suggested that you treat your pond every spring and fall. Ive never treated for a parasite problem and it now makes me...
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    You have beautiful girls.

    You have beautiful girls.
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    possible breeding pair

    I had managed to collect a breeding pair of Yamasan longfin koi, but last summer I lost the females when I had a bout of costia in my pond.

    Most of the koi I lost due to costia were female...
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    Feeding in Cold Water - Nutritional Torpor

    Mark I read you are heating your fish this winter and pond temp is in 50's and Appliance Guy you live in Florida, yet you both say koi should be fed even when ice is on the pond.

    I have read a...
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    They appear healthy. Looks like they have all...

    They appear healthy. Looks like they have all come from the same spawn. They are pond quality (make nice pets) not show quality fish (would not fare well if judged).

    It appears they will all...
  27. Nice pond and definitely a plus to have running...

    Nice pond and definitely a plus to have running spring water.

    Does your pond have bottom drains?

    One of my ponds has water running into it from my geotherm unit. I cover it to keep most of...
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    Could they go through your 4 inch overflow pipe?...

    Could they go through your 4 inch overflow pipe?
    You said it was one inch below the surface, but you did not say if your pipe was vertical or horizontal.
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    I would not think it would not be necessary to...

    I would not think it would not be necessary to heat a pond in GA. I live in VA and simply covering my ponds keeps them sufficiently warm in the winter.

    Heating for breeding purposes may not work...
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    Redman another way to keep some bacteria alive,...

    Redman another way to keep some bacteria alive, if you don't get a cover this winter is to place filter media in your pond. For instance I have some shower filters made with milk crates. I can just...
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    What zone are you in? Depending on your...

    What zone are you in?

    Depending on your weather zone, gallons and depth of your pond makes a difference in your options. If your pond is in the full sun in the winter and not too large a simply...
  32. question on breeding orandas and ryukins with butterfly tail

    There are some beautiful oranda butterfly and ryukin butterfly cross pictures on google.

    When these are bred together do some of these show up in the first spawn or does it take many crosses of...
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    When I first inquired about a Hi Utsuri I got the...

    When I first inquired about a Hi Utsuri I got the same advice about the shimmies and was sold a Hi Showa.

    I saw some videos of Shinoda Hi Utsuri and they were so graceful and impressive.

    I...
  34. Thread: Turmeric

    by koi4u2c
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    What part of the plant does the tumeric come...

    What part of the plant does the tumeric come from? Does it make a seed?
  35. 1 1/2 inch. Put together with T fittings and...

    1 1/2 inch. Put together with T fittings and hooped over pond and placed on rebar hammered into the ground. Worked well until it got several inches of wet snow.
  36. My pond is 18 x 35 foot. I tried a PVC frame but...

    My pond is 18 x 35 foot. I tried a PVC frame but when it snowed it collapsed and broke some of the PVC pipes. I then placed a hoop style greenhouse frame over it. My plan was to take the frame down...
  37. I live just south of Petersburg Virginia and have...

    I live just south of Petersburg Virginia and have never lost small koi because of winter temperatures here. The small koi are usually seen swimming around all winter and munching on the algae. Even...
  38. Thread: Taro

    by koi4u2c
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    A place near here once had a variety called pink...

    A place near here once had a variety called pink polka dot. I once had one and lost it and have not seen any since. It had round pink polka dots all over the leaves. Has any one else ever seen it?
  39. Thread: Gruesome Find

    by koi4u2c
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    The koi did it. Many years ago when some of my...

    The koi did it. Many years ago when some of my koi were small they were terrorized and some eaten by the bullfrogs. Their revenge when they got big was to strip the flesh off the legs of any frogs...
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    Most of us with ponds would probably be dead if...

    Most of us with ponds would probably be dead if the water was that dangerous. The majority of us have probably survived it without any problem at all.

    Things that can potentially kill us are...
  41. I have heard of many people who have lost fish...

    I have heard of many people who have lost fish due to using alga fix. My cousin and a neighbor both lost fish with a second dose of algaefix.

    I looked up the ingredients and found a post on this...
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    I have had success with small filters with pads...

    I have had success with small filters with pads or foam that were left in a pond with fish but not running, When needed for a small tank or QT I just pull them out rinse slightly and they were...
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    You have some pretty nice looking fry for an...

    You have some pretty nice looking fry for an unplanned spawn.

    How cold does it get in the winter? Does your pond freeze over? (I am thinking Vancouver is one of the warmer areas???)

    If your...
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    There are some who have successfully kept koi in...

    There are some who have successfully kept koi in an aquaponics system.

    If they don't have enough room (water) it won't take you long to find out because their health and growth will suffer. But...
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    I have some old filters that had large sponges...

    I have some old filters that had large sponges they can take the fines out of the water and make it very clear. Mine worked ok in a small pond, but like Rich said they are a bit of work to clean and...
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    Hi Gemma, welcome to koiphen. The first things...

    Hi Gemma, welcome to koiphen.

    The first things the experts will ask is the PH, ammonia, nitrite, GH and KH of your pond.
    Many times people will say they are fine and then we find out they are not...
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    I saw an interesting thing with one of the fish....

    I saw an interesting thing with one of the fish. I have a metallic karashigoi that got from Russ. She had started to look like a gray chagoi.

    She was one of the later ones to get sick, but...
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    I doubt it is KHV. I think most of the fish...

    I doubt it is KHV.

    I think most of the fish were getting better after the PP and first Terminate treatment. Only had one or 2 in lots of distress at that point, until the second treatment of...
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    Most of the fish that died were the ones that...

    Most of the fish that died were the ones that came from Japan. Of course I lost the best and my favorites.
    Apparently my domestics of which most raised here are more hardy or resistant.

    I also...
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    I have not gone more than 24 hours without...

    I have not gone more than 24 hours without opening the bottom drains and then letting the geotherm refill it. I did this after the PP treatment and after the first Terminate treatment, before adding...
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