Koi Lying On Side

CatsMeow

Hi, my large ghost koi who is about 10+ years old keeps lying on his/her side near the surface of the pond, near the plants round the outside now and again. An orfe is doing the same too.

Any ideas as to what it could be?
The only ideas I have is either it's spawing or egg bound but unsure of their sex.
Immediately moves and swims off fine when you approach and is quite happily swimming around showing no other signs of illness other than not eating as much the last few days


Thanks!
 

BottomDweller

CatsMeow

No, not at all, she/he was back there again a second ago but uprighr and rocking back and forth? Umm I'm not sure as the pond is at my mums and wouldnt be able to find out till tomorrow.

No new fish been added since last year, filter has been established for 5+ years as has pond. If that's any help
 

BottomDweller

Is he/she having any trouble swimming?
 

CatsMeow

Is he/she having any trouble swimming?
Not at all. I'm going to go to my mums after my class and check the parameters!
 

CatsMeow

Is he/she having any trouble swimming?
HI just tested water, ammonia is <0.05, nitrites 2ppm and nitrates 1-5. Test is the JBL combiset water test.

Results were exactly the same last time a year ago when my mum last did it..
 

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