Laying on their sides

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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Extra thick slime coat indicates stress. Gills should be red.
    As stated before, these fish have been subjected to extreme stress. Time is the only cure for this. There is not really anything that you can do until power is fully restored and even then your responses may be limited.
     
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    Certainly possible that the storm carried some bad contamination... why not do a 90% water change?
     
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    I think red inside the gills is a good sign - blood and oxygen. Never known leaves or berries to be a problem. Can you check the water? It was when my fish's gills turned from red to grey that they perished.
     
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    Unless the pond was overcome with flood water, I don't know what kind of "bad contamination" a storm would bring, even a really bad storm. Rain isn't poisonous even in a hurricane. However if it washed other stuff into the pond, that would be a concern.

    I'm with @Meyer Jordan on this one - your fish have been stressed, they need some time. Hopefully they will recover.
     
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