Activated charcoal. I order it online. eBay. It comes in one pound zip bags. Which are handy. I keep them after and add filter padding or loose barley pellets. I think all pond peeps have a stash of spare bags lol. I started using it a couple yes ago. Notice a difference within a day or two.
It’s Shubunkin. I had a good 40 in my pond for 15 yrs. they get metallic and range in colors. Mine had beautiful long tails. We’re decent in size as well. They bred with my koi one year which was insane to me. I ended up with black metallic fish. They were gorgeous. Just rarely seen lol
I was cleaning my pond yesterday. Added a new Mugo pine to the space. Received an email from the forum this morning. Guess it was in the air. Just checking in and saying hello. Hoping to bring some new fish home soon.
I don't think it's a matter of growing. I think it's sludge from waste. I had an issue like that. I cleaned my filters and added an Eco cleaner. I also clanged some water out and added carbon to clear up some of the brown water coloring
Hmm. Well I have Shubunkins and koi. I love my koi although they are not butterfly koi. I get the beautiful speckle colors from my shubunkins and the pretty long tails. I like the large and small size. I do have the black colored in my pond. Supposedly those are from koi and shubunkins breeding...
I get spring bloom. I think everyone does. Barley straw or barley pellet in a bag helps. Start it now, it tends to get ahead of it. I also use ecofix. The line has algae fix also. You can find it at petco, petsmart.