Overfilled 250 gallon koi pond with tap water and koi in distress


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URGENT!!! I left the garden hose on all night accidentally and found one small koi dead and the large one in distress at bottom of pond but still breathing. Per the label instructions I have put a little more than 1/2 cup of Stress Coat into pond and turned on the pond aerator -- my pump is on the fritz. One pond specialist told me I should I can put as much Stress Coat in the pond as I want -- can't overdo in this situation and another specialist told me to follow the label directions as I could cause more harm. Api Fishcare not open for help. Please advise what else I can do to help my Koi
 
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Hello and welcome, just sorry it has to be under these circumstances!

You’re probably doing the best you can for now. Keep the water aerated. I would get a replacement for the pump and get your biological filter up ASAP. What kind of filtration do you have?

I was so afraid of having something like this happen to me, that I got in the habit of setting the timer on my watch for, say 30 minutes, and set it to repeat until I turned it off. It was annoying, but it worked to keep me from overfilling. At one point, I also bought a water faucet chlorine filter. At least, if I did overfill, the water would be somewhat dechlorinated by the time it hit the pond.

And I know you didn’t ask, but I’ll put this out there. 250 gallons will soon become too small for koi.
 
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Thank you for your response and your help. And you are so right -- after 2 years my oldest Koi has tripled in size -- if it makes it I can see where the pond will become too small. Thanks again
 
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So, your hose is chlorinated. I think the first thing you should have done was add a dechlorinizer. What do you normally do to counteract the chlorine? I use Tetra Pond AquaSafe Conditioner. There are also many others you can use. They need to be added at the proper ratio too.
I don't know what that stress coat was supposed to do to combat the chlorine. You needed to get that chlorine out of there.
 

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So, your hose is chlorinated. I think the first thing you should have done was add a dechlorinizer. What do you normally do to counteract the chlorine? I use Tetra Pond AquaSafe Conditioner. There are also many others you can use. They need to be added at the proper ratio too.
I don't know what that stress coat was supposed to do to combat the chlorine. You needed to get that chlorine out of there.
OP said he used Stress Coat.
 
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