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Thread: URGENT HELP REQUIRED - BEST, QUICKEST TREATMENT 4 EXCESSIVE AMMONIA & NITRITE LEVELS!

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    URGENT HELP REQUIRED - BEST, QUICKEST TREATMENT 4 EXCESSIVE AMMONIA & NITRITE LEVELS!

    Hi


    Would Appreciate any recommended advice on what would be a quick and effective treatment for High Excessive Ammonia & Nitrite Levels. The oxygen levels r slightly down.


    Thanks

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    Also would anyone advice moving the fish from the pond environment until the levels have decreased?


    thanks

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    try a 25 or 30 percent water change, then after that a 10 per every week

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    Don't feed them either.
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    Yes i did that today, a 30% water change and have not fed them for 4 days. I just hope its not too late.

    I was thinking of moving the fish, 1 Koi in particular but not sure if this would be the best course of action.

    If there are any other treatments please let me know

    thanks

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    Put some Amquel in. You should be able to get it at any koi shop or Petsmart.
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    Get the salt level to *I think* .015 to nuetralize the effects of the nitrites.
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    I dont think I would move any koi at this stage. The stress caused by moving it could kill it. Thats my opinion.
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    Use Ultimate water conditioner it will detoxify the Ammonia. lower pond water level, ( if you do not have an overflo) do a constant water drip into pond, this exchange will help to control water perimeters.
    As J North said add salt, I would take the salt up to .03
    I would not recommend moving fish to a new pond or tank, it will stress them out, and if it is a new setup you will have more problems on your hands.

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    Ok i wont be moving any of the fish then. Do you mean just add a certain amount of salt to the water levels?


    My fish seem to congregrate either directly under the waterfall or towards edge of other side of the pond

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