Oct 24, 2009, 7:48 PM
Post #31 of 33
Hi lamig 747,
You are so right. I wasn't really that interested about the koi initially. Have been keeping them for more than a year and all I did was feed and do some flushing. I never did any filter cleaning as I have someone do it for me on a monthly basis until I notice the fish were not the same anymore. That was the turning point when I was trying to cure my fish.
I started googling and gathering information in the internet and stumbled upon this forum. I started to sign up and post my queries and to my surprise I got a reply within minutes (thanks to Bro Shukri and Paul) - really helpful guys indeed and also others who are willing to impart their knowledge and share experiences. THe more I read, the more I realize that koi keeping is not as easy as feeding and changing water.
Like you said, if there wasn't any problem and no troubleshooting, I probably won't be so keen and interested. WHat an irony. It's the challenge, trouble shooting and problem solving that keeps me going.
After the first dose of Dimilin, no more cockroaches (this is probably more attributable to the pest control ppl I believe), no centipedes, dragonflies, water lice etc. Tried asking for PARASITE KILLER (recommended by Bro Shukri) at Atari Koi but they don't carry this brand.
Why Nicole Kidman? I just love her.
P/S: Btw, I just administered a 2nd dosage of Dimilin into the pond (just in case there are some remnants or unhatched eggs etc). Spent a good second half of the day draining the pond and filter chambers and wash them thoroughly. Went to Atari Koi to get salt, Dimilin and a new airstone. Came back and dived into the pond again to fix the airstone. Spent most of the time next to the pond today.
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