koi babies

Discussion in 'Spawning' started by Jenny, Jul 7, 2015.

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    No idea on your question about color but when do we get updated pics? :D
     
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    I'll post pics tomorrow, but actually I have another concern. In the pond is a submerged cedar table with latex paint that I use as a shelf for the filters and aerators. It sat out for about 10 years in the sun and rain. Will the wood or paint be harmful to the fish? I'll take pictures of that as well.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Per a quick net lookup, it is a soft wood and will leach oils and breakdown fast in water. The general consensus is no for fish pond
     
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    Koi can change colors for several years. It seems to me that I read somewhere that final coloration is 5 years. All my fry started out either black or orange and now I have every color possible including white and silver.
     
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    addy1 it's been in for about a week. Am I too late to fix this?
     
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    I would definitely remove the table and keep an eye on the fish. Hopefully it's fine since it hasn't been submerged that long.
     
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    Is there anything I can do?
     
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    If your concerned you could test your water and do a partial water change. I wouldn't think that enough oil or anything else has leached out in that period of time to do any permanent damage. If it had, I'm assuming you would have seen some indication from your fish by now.
     
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    By fast I don't think they meant a week. Get it out, keep a eye on the fish, change some water if you are worried about it.
     
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    The fish look healthy. They come up for food. I removed the table and I'm instead using cinder blocks which I thoroughly cleaned. I also added another, bigger filter. I'll do a water change tomorrow. Thanks for your help everyone.
     
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