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PostSubject: Adding koi to pond for first time   Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:03 pm

Hi all

I'm hoping that I can get some feedback on the below ASAP.

I was taught that when adding new koi to an existing pond after the quarantine peroid on should do the following:
1) add Virkon S to the pond at a rate of 3g/1000l, exactly 1hour before releasing them to the pond
2) mix 3g of potassium permanganate in 30l of water and leave koi in this mixture for exactly 7min and not a minute longer.
3) then you release the koi into the pond with the other fish.

Can someone please let me know if there is another procedure or is this sufficient?
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PostSubject: Re: Adding koi to pond for first time   Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:37 pm

Hi Chris, my penny's worth

1. Although lots of keepers use Virkon S in a pond I would be reluctant to use it myself.
2. The PP dip timing sounds a bit long for my liking, I have been told that you are not gaining anything by keeping it longer than 3 min in a PP dip. I would remove the Koi the minute she starts to look uncomfortable or start to stress and not a second longer. I have over done this before and it took some time to get the Koi back to normal.

I know Pieter reccomend a very strong salt dip when transferring Koi to a new pond, but I have not done this before.
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