I am just posting this to get peoples opinion on whether this is a problem or not
I have a large Chagoi (80cm plus) it is concerning me that coming out of winter it is not swimming round as you would expect.
It is head down tail up. The pond is unheated and still cold.
All parameters are fine. There are no signs of damage and generally the fish looks to be in really good shape
Should I be concerned. What could this be.
All others are fine and appear to have over wintered well.
No it is not hanging at the bottom it is more around the middle of the pond about 3 feet down.
It does level out but I would say it is spending 60% of the time tail up head down
It is not trying to get to the surface and not really struggling.
Hi ken I would give it a scrape, head down tail up is a good indication that something is there and as its warming up they’ll be getting more active. I’ve had flukes through winter and didn’t know until I took them to the winter show then it just really kicked off with the change in environment. If you need a hand due to size give me a shout I’m only up the road.