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This is a discussion on Pond Devastation within the Hospital Section forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; IMG_4430.JPG IMG_4427.JPG IMG_4426.jpg IMG_4428.JPG My pond just ransacked by some predator and while more than half of the fish were ...

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    My pond just ransacked by some predator and while more than half of the fish were eaten, there were a few left that are wounded. Does anyone have any suggestion for what to do? I set up an inside "hospital" tank where I salted the water (1tablespoon per 5 gallon) in hope to help the fish a bit but besides this, I'm not sure what else to do. Most the fish left have damage to their scale with many being scratched/clawed off and leaving the body red in color. Some of them have the scale problem as well as having their mouth ripped off like the ones in picture 1 and 4.

    Any suggestion would be appreciated.
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    I don't think you can do much except make it harder for anything to do it again
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    clean water and salt will help. go to Koiphen.com and check out their hospital section. Tons of info on there. I actually had to inject a few koi with antibiotics I got at the vet before.
    It had bad mouth rot but survived. Good luck !

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    thanks ddcool, forgot about koiphen until you mentioned it. will go there and hopefully find some useful information.

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    If they have wounds, I'd definitely treat them with a antibiotic. Erythromycin if you want a specific kind.

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    the rest of the fish died, only 2 small 5 inch ones left and that's because they weren't that injured.

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    sorry to hear , it is devastating

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    Sorry to hear about your losses. I've lost several koi/goldfish over the years to raccoons. My parents lost their koi to a blue heron that came under their covered porch to attack their outdoor tank.

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    i just hope it doesn't happen it again. i used to hate raccoons and herons but kind of wish that it was them that attacked my fish since they tend to leave after grabbing some fish and not stay behind to kill all the fish like the mink.
    currently trying to set a trap to catch. wish me luck.

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    where in cloverdale do u live. I also live there but never had any problems. jungle all around here but I guess I'm lucky. I do have some herons statue by my pond and a floating alligator to scare anything that goes near the pond. Maybe that's why I got lucky

 

 
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