how true?

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    Julius Leonid Maestral

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    I have read in somewhere that if a koi pond is MORE densely populated, the koi grows a lot faster as compared to a pond which is less densely populated. I think I have asked this somewhere in this forum but I believe it has remained unanswered. How true is this? :toothy12:
     
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    DrCase Moderator Moderator

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    I never heard that
    But i do know growing up in a family of 8,
    I ate a lot faster to get more food
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    you would think the opposite would be true, , if not from anything else.due to competition for food.. as long as water quality is maintained and they all eat enough i beleive growth variences should be minimal,... i grew up in a family of 8 also,D.C.
     
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    Coming from a scientific background and having worked in several Laboratories my opinion is; this could only be determined by conducting controlled tests. You would need a minumum of 2 identical ponds with the same water filtration system to control the water quality. Then weigh the fish in each pond prior to the experiment. Then using a measured amount of food daily, feed them for several months then weigh them again. Only then could you claim that one grows faster than the other. Beyond that, it is only speculation.
     
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    If Koiguy and me were like the test family of 8
    My result was i ate the fastest and ended up the biggest in the family, some one had less food to eat everyday
    what are your results KoiGuy ?
     
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    LOL!! I just woke up and still drowsy when I opened this up, so I guess my cracking up has invigorated me and awakened some of my housemates here. Anyway, I remember that I read that "phrase" on a free healthy pond tip on the net. they send you tips on your e-mail. I raised this question because I can't get over it and I can't figure out the reason. I think its more logical to believe that the LESS competition there is for the fish, the more chances it has to feed.... that's why I was incredulous about the statement and I gotta hear what the resident doctors' and some of the forum members here think. On the other hand, could it be that the more fish there is in a pond, the more aggressive they are in feeding? lol! :)
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    If Koiguy and me were like the test family of 8
    My result was i ate the fastest and ended up the biggest in the family, some one had less food to eat everyday
    what are your results KoiGuy ?


    well i am 6' 10" &300 lbs so if i didnt get enough food.. i can only thank the lord for it!!
     
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    Maybe we should call you "BigGuy1969" LOL
     
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    If he changes it to KoiGuyBig...KGB he would be like a Russian spy :)
    So the unscientific test results are.....who ever eats the most grows the fastest
     
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    Lol
     
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    Thanks for a great start to my day!!!!!
     
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    bump !
     
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