Fat Fish

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    Has anyone here ever had an issue with one Koi in particular being overwieght? I have one small one (about 7-8") that is gettting obese. Watching him feed he is extremely agressive and eats twice as much as the others. How do you limit the food intake of one fish without seperating him?
     
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    Segregation.
     
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    And here I was considering an excersise bike :nono:
     
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    Chase him with a net after you feed em to work it off :nono:
     
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    LOL! You guys crack me up!

    But, yes, it is not uncommon to see one fish that is essentially a porker in comparison to the others. You can try to feed the other fish in the direction that this little piggy is not, but you will see that he will quickly swim over to gorge himself.

    Koi are just greedy eaters by nature, so you might just allow for this one fish to enjoy his life and accept the fact that he's going to be the "BIG" man in the pond. As long as you've ruled out any illness, and you are certain that it's just a weight issue--you don't have to fret. Take note, that as with humans, that this can likely shorten the life expectancy of this particular fish--but I would just let the poor chubby beast enjoy himself.

    With winter coming, he'll likely lose most of that tubbiness come spring anyway.

    Unless, of course, you are ready to quarantine him and put him on a diet?
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    i was gonna suggest weight watchers or jenny craig or maybe a work out tape..
     
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    or how about you get him a Wii fit
     
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    He is enjoying his winter inside in a 200 gallon aquarium, but he does have room mates.......
     
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