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    Thread: Can you knock a fish out?

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      Can you knock a fish out?

      I had one of my larger koi bowled today for inspection heading into the fall/winter season. It jumped out of the bowl and knocked it's head hard on my coping stone and fell into the pond. It's been floating upside down, periodically coming to and swimming normally just to start floating on it's side or belly up again. What do I do? Do I wait it out?

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      Enclose in a seine. Cover from sun and predators. Protect from further injury is basically what I'm saying. If not calming down ? vet for injectable sedatives, steroids ?
      (Not speaking from experience. Also that must have been some blow; be it a direct blow to the head)

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      Definitely wait it out. Agree with the ideas above to protect it in any way that you are able to. Make sure it can't get sucked into a skimmer or bottom drain, etc.
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      So, I thought my next post here would be "I watched it closely, it regained normal swim motion and rejoined the rest of the koi" which up until about 1 hour had be occurring. Then I went back out just a few moments ago and it was motionless on the bottom. No movement. It was dead.

      The only signs of stress on it are pictured here. I think this is the side of its head that hit the coping stone. Very sad to see this fish pass.

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      Sorry for the loss.

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      Ugh. That stinks. So sorry the accident ended so badly.
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