- Oct 7, 2018
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- Rochester, NY
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I had a feeling the first comment would be about the number of koi, lol. My son will be expanding his pond at some point. More than likely he will be the recipient of some extras.Welcome @busterny to the pond life! I hope you'll stick around!
I know you didn't ask, but I feel compelled to add - 7 koi in 200 gallons is a recipe for disaster. I know you said "small koi" but that's an oxymoron, as any koi owner will tell you. Either plan for a bigger pond (like 10 times bigger) or plan to find them a new home. Your pond is well suited to goldfish.
Congrats on the babies. I am not sure if I should try to keep them outside or bring them in. I believe my depth is only around 2’.welcome and remember not only do they get big but the need lots of aeration and you will need to plan for winter now .A deicer and aerator of some sorts .I have koi over 2 feet long and they had babies again .This is the third time this year and I thought I got all the eggs but looked this morning and
Aren't we helpful? haha! You'd be amazed by the number of people who are surprised by that, though, so I always mention it. Don't want you to get caught off guard with a bunch of fish that are too big for your pond.I had a feeling the first comment would be about the number of koi, lol.
Hi and welcome! I think it's been said already in different ways, but it's recommended that you have 1000 gallons for your first Koi and more water for each additional one. The bottom line is the more fish load the more work and burden it is and unfortunately fish don't always live very long if the water quality gets bad. It's always better to start slow until you know everything. I have been doing this 10 years and still don't know everything yet!
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