Lost 3 gold fish??


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The water test's fine the temp's are 55. Photo #2 the tail seems to have a fuzz on it.The photo shows the fish looking full of dots but it is a bad photo.
The #2 photo show's that all of the fish are either hiding or just hanging out on the bottom. Need help before i lose all of them.
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what are the water tests and do you have an aerator .It could be ich of some sorts .Can't really tell but you hopefully took them out of the pond ,What is the temperature of the pond water .Could any kind of chemicals gotten in the pond .If fish are stressed they get sick fast .
 

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Try quilt batting with you pump hose going into a crate full of it to clean the water .You may have to clean it often but it is worth it to see what could be in the pond .Spray chemicals can travel a long ways
 
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Try quilt batting with you pump hose going into a crate full of it to clean the water .You may have to clean it often but it is worth it to see what could be in the pond .Spray chemicals can travel a long ways
Don't understand what you are saying.
 
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I have a waterfall and two aerators running. No spraying going on. Is there anything i can add to the pond water to treat any common problems?
 
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When you say "lost three fish" do you mean they died?

And when you say "water tests fine" - be more specific. Those who understand water testing better than I do will want actual numbers.

And as for treating the pond, it's preferable to treat the fish that are showing symptoms, rather than treating the whole pond. You'll need a quarantine tank in order to do so.
 
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I think i know what is killing my fish. About 3 weeks ago i put 25 small Mosquito fish in the pond for the fish to eat. Only the larger fish are dying the smaller fish are ok probably because they are too small to eat them. The Mosquito fish were probably sick and poisoned the larger gold fish. This morning i just touched them with the handle of a fish net and they would just roll over a not even swim away.
 
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What should i do with new goldfish before i put them into the pond?
 
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Goldfish aren’t carnivores, they prefer small bugs, and plants. No reason they would poison them, but they could be infected with something like ich, or parasites.
 

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All new fish should be quarantined for a few weeks in a separate tank and watched for signs of illness.
 
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Should i remove all of the fish and put them in a small tank. Then remove all of the water clean the bottom and refill and add a de-chlorinator like Prime and wait about four weeks before i put the fish back.
 

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Can you post some better pictures of the fish? I don't have any idea of what treatment to use if your fish are dying from eating ill fish. How many fish are remaining?
 
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I agree, pictures would help and also more specific information such as how many gallons your pond is and how many fish you have, what type of filtration etc.

Do not add any new fish, until you know why these fish died...and @mrsclem is correct about new fish needing to be quarantined for a while before releasing them into your pond with your fish.
 
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Found another fish in a very lethargic state.It was just very still not moving so i touched it and it kinda rolled over and did not swim away.I removed it from the pond and very carefully gave it a good exam and found it to looked in great condition.Sorry i did not take a photo! The pond is about 700 Gal.I have two bubblers and one canister filter.I can only see 4 fish left that are about 3" in size. One is about 1" long and is the only one that is very active. I thought that if i removed the fish that are left clean all of the dead algae. off the bottom and the rocks and start over. If i loose another fish i will definitely take a photo.
 

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The problem with doing a complete clean out is you will be starting all over just like a new pond. What were the results of your water tests?
 
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Don't really know if these readings are good or bad.
 

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