Help!! Had a problem with my pond and some of my koi have lost there colours.

Discussion in 'Illness and Disease' started by Ross1587, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Ross1587


    Jul 4, 2018
    Likes Received:
    Help!! Had a problem with my pond and some of my koi have lost there colours. I think the problem has been resolved but one koi is still looking in a bad way and I was wondering what I can do to help bring the colour back. Any ideas??
    Ross1587, Jul 4, 2018
    1. Advertisements

  2. Ross1587

    Mmathis TurtleMommy

    Apr 28, 2011
    Likes Received:
    NW Louisiana -- zone 8b
    Hello and welcome! Sorry you are having problems.

    But we are going to need a lot more information from you before we can even begin to understand what’s going on.
    • How big is your pond (gallons, dimensions)
    • How many and what size fish do you have
    • How long has your pond been up and running
    • What kind of filtration do you have
    • Do you have city or well water
    • What was the “problem” that you had with your pond that prompted this
    • Do you add chemicals to your water
    • Do you test your water
    • Have you recently added any new fish
    • Is there any other problem with the fish other than “losing color” — odd behavior, flashing, sores
    • Oh, and can you post any pictures for us so we can SEE what you are talking about
    Mmathis, Jul 4, 2018
    ShawnInfirmity likes this.
    1. Advertisements

  3. Ross1587


    Jun 8, 2016
    Likes Received:
    Welcome to the forum!
    There are color enhancing foods on the market, but they may or may not work, it depends on why the fish lost its color (?)
    Sometime the color comes back on its own, and some time it never does, no matter what you try
    Good diet, good water quality and no stress (netting, meds, predators, etc.) is the best you can do for your fish right now
    Gemma, Jul 4, 2018
  4. Ross1587


    Sep 14, 2013
    Likes Received:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Welcome :) You mentioned you had a problem with the pond, then the fish lost their colors. What kind of problem did you have?
    Tula, Jul 4, 2018
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.