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I have several large Koi. I use two ultra violent bulbs in
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I have a 10 year old formal pond 3 feet by 12 feet and 2 1/2
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Hi. Last Saturday we emptied our 12,000 ltr fishpond out after
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Our 2.5 ft Koi was picked up by a hawk or large bird and
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Fish ( Koi) show raised red spots. I had introduced some new
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I have just found one of my large koi dead in my pond and another
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