Do Koi Fishes Eat Water Lilies?

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    Rock Tillandsia

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    Hi everyone,
    There is a 100 Gals pond with 4Xkoi + 3Xgoldfishes,recently find out after installing new water lily pots to the pond and disappearing algae from water fishes have started to attack to Leaves and cut it to little pieces .
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    one month ago , before
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    its today picture after I removed all naked plants,
    All Status are appreciable
    Thanks
     
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    Usman

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    i didnt see others complain but my lily was eaten by koi ,now im growing it in other pond , i will try again when they become large with strong stems leaves .
    my lily was of this size too , but they grow stronger and larger which might be difficult for fishes to eat .
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    Yes they will eat your plants
     
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    I know some people have problems, but so far I have been lucky. My koi do not seem to bother my lilies. I don't know if the size of the koi makes a difference. My Koi are only 10" and 12".

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    Thanks guys for all quick replies , I think maybe lack of food act like this , but they eat too much..in babies pond doesn't have problem..[​IMG]
     
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    Some people have problems with koi and plants; others do not.

    Not that you asked, but that many fish in 100 gallons is going to be a problem in short order - especially since you have 4 koi. Do you have plans for when they begin to grow?
     
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    thanks Lisak1 , I'm agree its too small for fishes hv to move some to another pond . gd advice.....
     
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    I like your pond and the picture of your yard. The portulaca you planted is so colorful. What type of plant is that on the back wall with lavender flowers? (left side of pic)
     
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    Dear MoonShadows , That's very kind of you , the plant is "Water Hyacinth" just re-grow after last winter's heavy snow...
     
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    Wow Iran welcome !! Can you share more photos of your pond and garden?
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    No...not the back wall of the pond...on the wall that surrounds your yard....from the pic you posted in your media section.
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    Ooo I see , that one is Bougainvillea
     
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    Sure.. why not ? it.s my pleasure,,,,,
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Stunning pond, this is something for people to look back on to get inspiration. Truly admiring.
     
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    I like your edging are they made of clay ?
     
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    Very attractive.
     
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    Hi and welcome to GP! :)
    My koi never bothered my Lilies until last year! They nibbled on it so much it actually died!
    This year I didn't even bother putting one in the pond, but I will definitely give it another try next year!
     
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    I dont think we can ever fulfill there hunger in warmer climate , if i feed them every 60 min they will eat again . can be reason they eat plants they become hungry alot in warmer climates
     
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    Very nice back yard. I love the edging around your beds and that privacy wall @Rock .
     
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    they chop leaves more than they eat !.....
     
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