Adding pond fish to koi pond


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I have a 6500 gallon pond that I built in the fall so there are onlyabout 10 small koi in there now.. But today I caught 17 smaller sized sunfish from a lake and added them in with my koi.. Is this ok to do or will there be problems between the fish
 
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The sunfish might attack your koi. Once they are dead the sunfish will likely die as well. Koi ponds are not made to have predatory fish as inhabitants.
 
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Sunfish are aggressive little buggers. I had them in with my large Koi and they were fine but when I added goldies, Not good they were dinner for the sunfish. So I got them out and put them back into the muddy canal that they came out of. No regrets there.
 
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It is a pretty large pond so I was thinking maybe they wouldn't have a problem but do you think I should maybe take them out?
 
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The sunfish are maybe alittle bigger than the smallest koi in there, they aren't fully grown so I was goingto put like 350 mosquito fish in there mYbe they could snack on along with the regualr food
 

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I made the mistake of putting 12 mosquito fish in a pond. 2 years later I had 1800 to get rid of so my Koi could spawn without the interferrence of the MF.
If you don't plan on raising young koi then it's ok.
 
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