Taking care of your fish and ensuring their good health is essential for a thriving fish pond. If you notice any unusual behavior or appearance in your fish, it's a sign that something may be wrong and needs attention.
If you suspect your fish may need a diagnosis or assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us for guidance. You can contact our team today we're always ready to help.
Introducing New Fish
When introducing new fish into your pond, it's common to encounter issues. New fish can bring diseases and infections from external sources, affecting the health of your existing fish population.
The season can also have an impact on your fish's health. During spring, the rise in temperatures creates favorable conditions for the growth of bacteria and parasites. If your fish's immune system is weakened, they become more susceptible to infections during this time.
Moreover, during spawning periods in spring and summer, fish can collide and sustain injuries. These injuries may not be immediately visible, but observing your fish's behavior can help you identify them.
It's recommended to monitor your fish for at least 30 minutes and watch out for the following symptoms:
- Isolation from the rest of the group
- Sitting with clamped fins
- Scraping against the pond walls
- Erratic swimming patterns
- Excessive jumping
- Small white spots resembling cotton wool fungus
- Presence of mucus
If you notice any of these signs, it indicates that your fish require external assistance as these issues typically don't resolve on their own.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Some common diseases that you should be aware of in your pond fish and Koi carp include Saprolegnia, Fin Rot, Dropsy, Parasites, Fish louse, Skin fluke, Gill fluke, White spot, and KHV (a DNA-based virus requiring urgent veterinary treatment).
We offer visual inspections and physical examinations, including skin scrapes that are examined under a microscope to confirm parasite diagnosis. Our specialized team can recommend and administer effective treatments.