Goldfish Koi Distress
Goldfish Koi distress may be caused by a variety of reasons. The water quality may be poor; low in oxygen and or mineral value. Water low in value invites bad bacteria and fungus. Bad bugs prefer warm, slow moving water, however goldfish and friendly bugs prefer the opposite
The set up could wrong for goldfish. Most aquarium set ups being sold at the pet shops are for tropical fish. Most come with a hood and light fixture, however, in order to be oxygenated, the surface must be exposed to fresh air. Substrate should be included in a set up, but all too often the wrong kind is present or the substrate too deep
Most new goldfish keepers feed once or twice a day, sprinkling flakes on the surface. Improper feeding methods caused digestive issues. Goldfish need a variety of food, and they should be fed less more often. Goldfish don’t have stomachs
Improper maintenance is another common issue with goldfish keepers. How or when to use a gravel vacuum; how or how much water to exchange
Do you know your water parameters? Few goldfish keepers test their fish house or tap water. The life of your fish depends on you knowing and understanding the value of your freshwater source
The nitrogen cycle is a mystery to most goldfish keepers. Fish are at risk of being poisoned if you don’t understand it
Create a post listing symptoms; answer questions below
- What are your water parameters GH, KH, pH, temperature, ammonia, nitrite and nitrates
- Describe your set up (size, height, filters and pumps, substrate, decorations)
- How many inches of goldfish do you have collectively?
- Is your fish house enclosed?
- What and how often do you feed?
- Describe maintenance routine
- Do you understand the nitrogen cycle?
Gfe administrators and our members will offer their valued opinions and advise accordingly