Thanks! I only have 4 fish at this time. A friend of mine is wanting to reduce his population, so the fish that I am getting are free. They are Koi as well. The four that I have are 6-8 inch big gold fish. Oh, they were free as well.
Let me tell you, I cannot believe how patients are such a big part of a new pond. I had to go to California for a business trip and that was the best thing that I could have done for the pond and filter to mature. So if you ever build a pond, mix in lots of patients.
Koi get huge ,mine are over 2 feet long and were only about 3 or 4 inch's long when I got them .Koi produce more waste and destroy plants also .But what can I do because it was to late when I found that all out .But I do love my aggie and bert .
Hmm.. if you want more fish don't do anything. Just let grow a thick sedge area that the big fish can't get to. Then you have a good place for fry and babies to hide. My pond has had over 50 babies in the last 4 years starting with just a half dozen fish.