Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)


John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

Sick Koi

25 May 2020 09:20 #1 by cathaloc2 (cathaloc2)
Hi All,

I haven't posted here in a long time,

So I currently have two very Large Koi (20Inch) in my outdoor pond. The Last year one has started to become smaller and stays at the bottom of the pond. I was surprised that it survived winter. I'm guessing its still managing to eat although it never rises anymore.

I have noticed the last week that the sick fish has like a greyish coating over it and have taken the following steps to try and revive the fish:

1 - Full hoover of the tank,
2- 30/40% water change,
3- Filter Clean,
4- Salts topped up,
5- Turned off the UV light and started treating the tank with Tetra Medi Fin and will give it a second treatment after one week,

I then plan to hoover again after treatment, carry out another water change and turn the UV light back on. I have plenty of Aeration. I have not tested the water but have ordered a testing kit. Gold fish in the tank are fine and other larger Koi seems fine. Is there any other treatments which i should be using? any other ideas would be appreciated,



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