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Goldfish Dying

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Guest sportsaholic52

I have an outside pond with 1200 gallons.I had 24 goldfish 3 years now and never had one die.all of a sudden four days ago,3 died,then 2 died per day for 3 days.thats ten dead in four days.i have water hyacinth,a fountain,and waterfall.this has been the same for years.no spots,lesions,soars,or nothing on the fish.i cant figure out whats wrong,i tested the water and its almost perfect,just a little hard.i didnt put them in but found around 35 crayfish in the pond about 3 months ago,can they hurt goldfish.theve been in there and the fish just started dying.i dont see any swimming sideways,or gasping for air near the top.I checked the pond this morning before going to work at 7 and everything seemed okay,my wife called at 11am and two were floating dead.

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I'm very sorry to hear about the epidemic sweeping through your pond.

It's hard for us to help, however, when we don't have all the information. We need to know your exact water parameters ("almost perfect" unfortunately tells us very little), your exact setup (how much filtration, type and brand of filter, etc). We also need to know-- have there been any changes in your pond lately? Adding a new fish, for example?

Please fill out as many of these questions as possible and we will try to help you out.

[*]Test Results for the Following:

Ammonia Level?

Nitrite Level?

Nitrate level?

Ph Level, (If possible,KH and GH and chloramines)?

Ph Level (KH/GH) out of the Tap?

Brand of test-kit used? (strips or drops?)

[*]Tank size (How many Gals) and How long has it been running?

[*]What is the name and size of the filter/s?

[*]How often do you change the water and how much?

[*]How many fish in the tank and their size?

[*]What kind of water additives or conditioners?

[*]Any medications added to the tank?

[*]Add any new fish to the tank?

[*]What do you feed your fish?

[*]Any unusual findings on the fish such as

"grains of salt",

bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus?

[*]Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating,ect..?

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