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    Thread: Koi being still for hours, not joining the group

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      djacob7 is offline Junior Member
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      Koi being still for hours, not joining the group

      We got our Koi about a month ago with a bunch of goldfish.
      One of the Koi just sits at the bottom of the pond for hours without moving.
      But when startled it will dart and swim away without any problem.
      What could that behavior mean?
      Attached 2 pics.
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      There could be any number of reasons. If the koi is otherwise healthy with no parasite issues, this behavior suggests a swim bladder problem. If that is causing the behavior, there is nothing practical you can do about it. It may resolve itself on its own, but usually does not.

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      Add salt to 0.3% if that helps up it to 0.6%

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      Hello djacob, Are you able to examine the koi up close to look for anything visibly wrong? If nothing is obvious, do you have a way to take a scraping and look for parasites under a microscope? Also, what is the fish doing at feeding time, is it eating with the others?

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      A few questions to establish as much info as possible. We like to have numbers, preferably from drop type tests, for ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, pH, KH, temperature of the water plus pond size, age, filtration. Most problems can be attributed to either water quality or parasites and it is cheaper and easier to fix the water and if parasites are the problem the water quality needs to be great for cures. I can see the fish in the photos, but I can't make out whether the fins are active or clamped. You have described the stationary activity, but are there any other actions that seem out of place?

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