Sad day lost my largest fish


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Two day ago my largest fish jumped out of the pond and died. I know they can jump but I had not experienced any of my fish jumping. I have not lost a fish for any reason since I first introduced them into the pond 10 months ago. I know this is not the last fish I will lose but it was my first and it was a little sad.
 
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sorry bossman and maybe for now you may need a window screening or netting over the pond .It can come from anything like aggressive spawning to water issues or a bug or butterfly tempting them .I just saw one jump in my pond when a butterfly landed on the pipe that holds up my pump .He hit the pipe pretty hard .They go after dragon flies also .I had to spray a black wasp nest or I would not have seen it happen .Darn black wasps are bad this year .Locusts plugged up another 1 of my pipes coming out of the filter also .6th time so far ,they must be attracted to the water .I take a couple out of the pond water and the filters everyday .
 
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Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that! I've never had a fish jump out and die, but I've lost my share and I know it's sad...
 
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Oh, I'm sorry for your loss.....I think here, we all understand. My Mom was visiting and she remarked " Gosh, you're sure going to be sad when one of your fish die." I nearly died on the spot when she said that....I love my 4 koi.
 
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Check after big rainstorms; I have had my pond over fill from sudden hard rain, and twice large koi swam out. I went out with a flashlight and was able to put them back in the water and they lived!
 
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Bummer...I know how heartbroken you must be. Lost my biggest koi to a heron last year.
 
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Any chance the koi was flashing? I have 10 Koi, most of them over 10 years, some 20. Only once in my original pond (28 years ago) did I find a Koi frozen in the winter on a rock off the edge of the pond. They couldn't jump out now the way it is designed but take note if any others are flashing. Sorry about the loss. Always a bummer!
 
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Two day ago my largest fish jumped out of the pond and died. I know they can jump but I had not experienced any of my fish jumping. I have not lost a fish for any reason since I first introduced them into the pond 10 months ago. I know this is not the last fish I will lose but it was my first and it was a little sad.
Put a net over the pond, prevents them from jumping out and also prevents predators from eating your fish.
 
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@Arielle this thread is two years old. Look for the date upnext to the name
 

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