Very true, we did anticipate losing at least one. And knew that the method used to capture and transport them had a great amount of opportunity in it. One thing I would recommend if anyone finds themself in a similar situation would be to do a salt dip to eliminate any parasites and increase the production of slime coat. 1 cup per 20 gallons in a containment separate from the pond, needs to be real and pure salt. I used morton's solar salt and salted the 5 koi that showed signs of potential Infection.I was going to mention something similar when the suggestion was made to find an "expert". Many of those so called experts are just that - sales people. Not that I am opposed to people selling things, but I don't think it will help. And many koi experts will tell you that your pond is built wrong and that's the problem.
Hang in there - I don't want to say you expected this, but you kind of did anticipate that it might happen. Doesn't make it any easier, I know. I wonder if these injuries are related to being caught and moved - koi can do a lot of damage to themselves when they are stressed.
Thank you for asking. They seem to be doing much better. They look more relaxed. Not sure how to explain that better. But they are not flashing against the side of the pond and they are moving in a smoother fashion. I think we are going in the right direction. I feel like the salt baths of the ones we were worried about, the melafix medication, and the extra water agitation has helped.Just wondering how the rest of your fish are doing? Hope all is well and they are getting more settled in, and that your pond is coping.
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