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Pond Water Quality

Pond Ammonia
Pond Nitrite
Pond Nitrate
Pond pH
Pond pH Crash
Pond Dissolved Oxygen
Pond Hydrogen Sulfide
Pond Water Changes
Pond CO2

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Koi Flukes
Koi Trichodina
Koi Costia
Koi Chilodonella
Koi Ich
(White Spot)

Medications Main

Salt
Formalin
Praziquantel
Diflubenzuron
Potassium Permanganate
Acrilavine
Chloramine T

Shotgun Remedy

Feeding Koi

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Deadly Bacteria Control
Remove Bottom Sludge
Remove Ammonia Spikes
Control Organic Growth
Maintain a Healthy Pond
Winter Pond Care

Pond Nitrite

Nitrite is an intermediate metabolite in the CYCLE. Nitrite binds fish Red Blood Cells causing gasping and brown blood disease. Pond fish that die with their gills widely flared died of Nitrite induced "met-hemoglobin-emia"

Ways to combat nitrite intoxications are as follows:

1) Know the problem exists, a simple test will tell.

2) Partial pond water changes will lower Nitrite levels

3) Addition of salt (non iodized 1 teaspoon per gallon of pond water all at once) will inhibit uptake of Nitrites. (Preferred)

4) Methylene Blue at bottle doses will also help, but not entirely reverse the Met-Hemoglobin-emia.

In many instances, the pond filter needs cleaning or upgrading.

Feeding should be suspended or reduced.

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