16 Nov 2008

Frustrations of koi rearing

I never seem to learn. This is the second time all my koi have died on me and this time its totally my fault because I was so stupid! Yesterday seeing that the pond has not been cleaned for a long time I decided to clean it. My maid was ever ready because she had wanted to do it for weeks but I was a bit worried. Well.. I should have stayed worried and not clean the pond because half an hour later - the koi started having problems. Two of them were gasping for breath and I quickly caught them and transferred them to another container. But they died anyway. I just cannot understand it - I did everything I was suppose dto. Drained out half of the water , topped up the water with tap water which I had de-chlorinated and still they died. Six koi and two jelawat, two long tailed gold fish and some baby koi. Sigh.... when will I ever learn? I think next time I shan't clean the pond. Just leave it like that. The water was still clear... it's just that I wanted to get rid of the algae.
The dahlias were beautiful of course. Especially the yellow dahlias - so bright and cheerful. And the hibiscus are simply gorgeous. I"m not talking about the roses. I think I'm done with roses for the time being.


Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

I'm sorry to hear about your koi. Do you think it was an oxygen problem???

My heart goes out to you.

Hugs, JJ

Ridzuan Repin said...

I think your Koi all kena depression la Ma. So sorry about your Koi. I think you should think about having Newts. They are hardy. And they dont do much. They just float around.

Kat said...

Thanks for all comments about my poor koi. Rather like condolences.He he