Helping Koi in changing weather

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Helping Koi in changing weather

June 19, 2018 - 09:53

In many parts of the country, the weather fluctuates wildly, and changes of more than 5 degrees higher or 2 degrees lower in a pond during a 24 hour cycle can be very stressful on the Koi!  Here are some suggestions to help Koi though periods with fluctuating pond temps, by Fish Vet Richmond Loh of Australia.

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With pond temperature variations, you have to adjust how much you feed your pond fish based on the weather forecast. Reduce the amount you feed if the weather is going to be cooler.

Your biofilter will also ‘feel’ the cold and reduce it’s activity and this is another reason for reducing feed.

You should also be checking the pH and KH of the water to ensure it remains stable.

Make sure you remove all the accumulated, dead and decaying matter from the bottom of your pond and from the filter chambers.

The addition of vitamin C (available from at a rate of 1-10mg/L is also helpful to boost your fish’s immune system and will help with wound repair if they sustained minor injuries.


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