When did you move him into the new pond and how long was he in the friend’s pond? How big is the pond and how many fish? Changing environments can be stressful. Even healthy fish can become ill. Does that seem like a living creature, or could it be a piece of mucus?The fish is about 9 inches, the growth about 2, he seems very subdued hiding away from the other 2.
He had been doing this before i saw the growth for a few weeks.
previous to that he was happy at a friends but it all started after i moved him into the new pond
I have done that with a few GF, as well. I always have to look up the dosing info for the salt bath. I would also put an air stone in the bucket/container with the fish, and totally agree that it requires close monitoring for signs of distress! (Now that you mention it — I haven’t added any new fish in years, though — I would also put any new GF through a brief “salt dip” before I put them in QT.)When I was raising Koi, if one showed any signs of distress or had visible lesions, I immediately isolated it and gave a strong salt bath for no more than 10 minutes. As I recall, the salt content should be about .3%. You have to watch the patient and make sure you remove before 10 minutes if they start going belly up. I saved a few using this method.
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