Home | About Us | Contact Us


Koi Forum - Koi-Bito Magazine straight from Japan
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: New Koi Some not moving

  1. #1
    Fry
    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Posts
    1

    Question New Koi Some not moving

    I have a pond that is about 1,100 gallons and I've recently added 14 koi. 4 of them are about 7in. while the other 10 are 3-4in. Its very cold currently(about 35F) and some of the koi are not moving and sitting at the bottom. Some of the other koi, on the other hand, are swimming a little around the bottom. 2 days before the fish came, I added de-chlorinator and ammonia nullifier chemicals. I don't know if the koi that aren't moving are doing too well because I don't want to lose new koi.

    Update: One of the small koi is swimming around the surface in cold water, while the rest are somewhere on the bottom. Ideas?

  2. #2
    Daihonmei MikeM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    11,244
    If the water temperature is cold, it is normal for the koi not to move around. If your water temperature is really 35F, that's cold! Such cold water can be tough on koi,especially small ones. People debate how low the water temperature can get before problems arise, but about everybody agrees that water temperatures below 40F are not good. You need to read up on winter care of koi. You can do a search on this forum for ideas. However, forum posts are just snaphots of parts of a big picture. To get a comprehensive overview, get a good book on koikeeping. Most libraries have a couple.

Similar Threads

  1. moving koi
    By steveandlou in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-15-2010, 06:12 PM
  2. Need advice on moving/holding koi
    By Aqua1623 in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-23-2010, 09:43 AM
  3. Moving Koi at 55 degs
    By Bee_Koi in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-12-2009, 10:18 AM
  4. Moving to the koi farm.
    By koifishgirl in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: 11-21-2006, 09:45 AM
  5. Koi culling and moving accomplished!
    By dick benbow in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-26-2005, 10:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Articles - Sitemap - FAQs and Rules

KB Footer Graphic
Straight from Japan... For the serious hobbyist!
All content and images copyright of: Koi-bito.com