Ammonia – Hidden Killer of Fish, First Step in the Cycle – Symptoms and Cure

Ammonia: Most Common Killer of New Fish – By Dr. Erik Johnson Ammonia is the primary waste product of fish, excreted primarily through the gill tissue, but to a lesser extent via the kidney. Ammonia can also accumulate from the decay of fish tissues, food and other organic debris derived from protein. Ammonia accumulations cause … Read more

Ammonia “The Silent Killer” Koi Health and Ammonia Accumulation

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 … Read more

The Cycle and Why You Gotta Know It

The Cycle is the natural process in which the fish excrete wastes (fish poop and pee) into the pond water and Mother Nature has to deal with these wastes before these compounds pollute the water and make the fish sick. The process is conducted by two major classes of bacteria. Nitrosomonas takes the Ammonia and … Read more