Return to the Koi Ponds Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
All fish constantly at the bottom of the pond

Posted by carfordred (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 30, 08 at 16:22

Does anyone have any idea to why my fish have suddenly all started to stay at the bottom of the pond and the fish arent swimming around at all there just still all the time.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: All fish constantly at the bottom of the pond

heat, predators maybe? a cat can sure scare the koi out of sight literally.

Lyle


 o
RE: All fish constantly at the bottom of the pond

I agree with the other post.. my fish do the same as our temps are 100 degrees everyday.. plus fish get spooked by predators too.. I wouldnt worry to much.. maybe put up a net? My koi come up and welcome me everyday about 7pm as the temps are down and they are ready to eat...


 o
RE: All fish constantly at the bottom of the pond

Do you have a lot of debri on the bottom of the pond? You may have to clean it out. Can make toxins. Did you check your water?


 o
RE: All fish constantly at the bottom of the pond

I know it has been a while since this was posted but I am just going to horn in. Do you have some new shrubs or trees near the pond? They could be casting shadows that cause the fish to think there is a predator. Or there could actually be a predator such as a heron that keeps them on guard. Have you found out what was wrong? Sandy


 o
RE: All fish constantly at the bottom of the pond

Scared by a heron or raccoon or just feeling too exposed. Fish like plant cover...


 o
RE: All fish constantly at the bottom of the pond

My largest Koi stays on the bottom and hasn't eat Is there something wrong with her?


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Koi Ponds Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here