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Step Four

Assess Ammonia

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Ammonia is the primary chemical waste product of the fish. It's basically fish urine. It can accumulate in ponds and cause health problems for the fish. Step Four is to assess this ammonia level with a test kit, or have someone test this for you. After assessing Ammonia levels in the pond, assure a healthy pond by doing water changes to remove the offending Ammonia, and reduce feedings in order to reduce Ammonia production by the fish. In some cases a dead fish may be decaying in the pond and cause high Ammonias. Some people use chemicals to bind the Ammonia but even though the application of certain chemicals may deceive your ammonia test kit to show a negative, the application of chemicals for Ammonia seldom results in healthier fish.

Go To Step Five

Supplemental Reading:

Ammonia & Koi Health - Ammonia or Ammonium - Measuring This Silent Killer - Article by Frank Prince Iles on Ammonia and continued on Fishdoc.



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