Lost fish

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  1. Gizmo

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    Hi we noticed a fish has died not sure whyIMG_20211009_143221.jpg
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Not sure but it doesn't look very healthy, are the other fish showing any signs.
     
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    The fish are swimming about but what we have noticed is they don't seem to eating food.. Not sure
    The fish looks like it was attacked
     
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    Perhaps a cat's had a go, could be the rest are a tad too shaken up to eat. :noidea:

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    Don't think cat as there is 1 foot protection inside pond
     
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    Can't imagine what bird would have a beak long enough to do such damage! Heron?

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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I'm thinking that it might be a possible fungus disease, or even parasites.
     
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    Thanks for the replys no more fish lost at the moment
     
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      Pleased to hear that @Gizmo, are they all eating again, then? :)

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        Hi don't think they are we still find old food that we take out in the morning floating about..
        A family member said fish don't need feeding in the winter months as they become idle don't know if this is correct but she does have goldfish and koi carp
         
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          they tend to stock up before winter, on my fishery once the water temps drop carp tend to stop feeding but other fish continue like perch, chub and pike. Use to love fishing the River Thame for chub and pike in the winter months.
           
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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            I've never fed my goldfish through the winter, they seem to go very sluggish as the water temperature drops and hide up under the weed a lot of the time.

            Mine are still eating food ATM.
             
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              When do you feed your fish
               
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              Every day atm, around lunch time of course :biggrin:
               
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