Lookin for goldfish population control

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i need a big top predator would a couple koi in my pond be good for this? any drawbacks to koi like will they eat all my water lilies frog bit ect.? i thought about catching a bass or shell cracker and using them but koi look way sexier. my pond is 50 foot by 50 foot by 3 feet deep.
 
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Call @bagsmom and get them to send over their 'population controller' to help out!
 
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I have a water snake you could borrow..... :LOL:
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Koi will not eat goldfish and they will breed with the goldfish! And they will tear up your plants. Not sure if a couple of bass will take care of that, bluegill will take care of eggs at spawning. Are you feeding your fish?
i feed them some but not much. i read you do not have to feed goldfish and only put in some when i am at the pond. thanks for the reply
 

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this being a new pond i was wondering when all the predator's will show up. there is a bunch of green frogs getting fat. it looks like they have made a small dent in all the fry in my pond.
 
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I put a few Orfes in my pond. Problem solved. Also, I used to have a population of Rosy Red Minnows. That's all but gone too. I don't think they eat the adults, but the fry are all sucked up.
 
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hmmmmmm i would add a blue gill or a sun fish and use only the males . they will gladley suck up the eggs and fry and if they get to agressive or big you can drop a worm on a hook and pull them out. i'm close to doing this to catch my cat fish in 4 years they grew from 3" to 20"
 

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When I have a resident frog, I do not have any baby goldfish.
 

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