Can I put koi fish in a 300 gallon Pond?

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    jokerfishie

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    I just put a 300 gallon pond in, I am new to this, how many gallons do each koi fish require? will I be able to put koi fish in my pond?
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Depends on how long you want to keep him in there. If just a short time, say a week than fine but it's gonna grow fast and could get to 2ft or more and then you would be in trouble. You'd be better sticking w/ a few goldfish or some other smaller fish but even goldfish can get to a foot in size.
     
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    yep my aggie is over 2 feet
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    A small koi will be fine in 300 gals a while, until it becomes a large koi, when 1,000 gals a koi would be about right then

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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    You could keep a few small ones for about a season or possibly two. I've used a 300 gallon for QT and for holding for a while before adding to my big pond and it worked quite well. I even had a couple that never grew and I just left in the pond. Kept plants in it and enjoyed that small pond for quite a few years.
     
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    HARO Pondcrastinator

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    Yes. You can also put an elephant in your garage.
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    sissy sissy

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    Oh gosh can i see :razz:
    I want a hippo in mine ,I will show you mine if you show me yours :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Sissy;
    I'm starting to think you have a dirty mind! :redface:
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    Fish can often live for a while in spaces much too small for them, it all depends how long you want to keep them.
    I once had to talk someone out of putting goldfish in wine glasses as table decorations for a wedding reception. Their plan was to flush them after the ceremony. At first I tried to appeal to their conscience by making them feel bad that so many fish had to die for what should be such a happy and memorable event. When that didn't work I used practical science, reasoning that the fish likely wouldn't have enough oxygen in a small glass to last the length of the evening ceremony, and that all the guests would be staring at dead fish by the end of the night. That didn't sound as appealing to them so they decided to skip the goldfish decorations. :claphands:
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    LOL, GOOD THINKING!
     
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    That first one is a real beauty. Is it bronze?
     
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