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Thread: Death of a pond

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    I've had my pond up running since early May this year as I moved my goldfish out to have a dwarf cichlid tank. Everything ran smoothly till this morning. I walked outside before work to feed my fish when I saw them all floating at the surface. The water surface was a bit foamy and the all the dead fish had strange white film around them that i've never seen before. Now I tested the water and ammonia and nitrite were 0 and nitrate was a little over 10 since the pond was due for a monthly water change. The foamy surface made me immediatly think the water had been poisoned. For the pond to run so well for a few months then suddenly crash like that was very unusual. I asked all my family members questions like, "did you add water?" "did you wash anything in soap?" etc. so i've ruled out everyone in my house. So I probably will never find out what happened but if anyone has seen something that matches the symptoms of foamy water with a white film around the bodies please post. One last time here is my big oranda during better times, RIP.


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    I am so sorry for your loss!!!!!
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    That is so sad! I have heard about extra protein from uneaten fish food or rotting plants causing 'foam' in a pond, but neither of those would account for a sudden crash like that.

    I have never really kept a pond before, so I can't be any more help than that, but I will look online and let you know if I see anything else.


    Again, sorry.

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    that's a shame. Did you ask a neighbor if they did anything or saw anything. Do any frogs go in your pond?
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    I would look at kids in the neighborhood if they can get close to the pond sound almost like bleach or dish soap.

    Real sorry for your loss.
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    So sorry for your loss. What a shame I really hope its was not someone that caused this.... I hope you keep sharing your good memories with us.

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. I't bad enough when you loose fish like this but it drives you crazy when you don't know why.
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    Sorry for your loss
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    sorry to hear of this....I had the case in a previous house where neighbouring kids actully *fished* in my pond when I was not home!!!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss..

    I hope you figure out what happened.
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