One fish or two that do not breed

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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    I have a 2500 gallon pond. It is stocked with 8 koi ,4 or 5 koi comet hybrid and almost 10 comets. Near 20 ft of fish. Nitrates less then 20,never any ammonia or nitrites. In 10 years only 3 fish lost and I think that was bad food . For a god sakes Lou,don't worry about it!!!
     
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    Ageed smaug, Big Lou my friend dont worry about it ......proud of you bro fish in your pond [at last] , way to go both you and Cathy :happy:

    Dave
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yep @Big Lou we are all pulling for an actual fish pond for you now. You can do it brother (y)
     
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    Unless I can find two fish that do not breed it will be a no go.
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    One quality high end koi with a Chinese high band shark.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I've been giving serious thought to giving up my koi, maybe I should try fancy tails? I have a neighbor with a 20,000 gallon koi pond. He's willing to take one, or all five of my koi....but I'm struggling terribly. I adore them, but they are so much work in a pond not properly designed for them :(

    Where do you get these fancy tails?
     
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    Big Lou

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    Our pond is equipped with a high quality in pond trash handling pump mated with flushable external filter.

    About 13 or so years ago we had koi, pond comets, fan tails and goldfish. Being am an novice fish keeper I'm sure many mistakes were made. We came to love and treasure each and everyone of our fish. Tragically, a few fish came down with large external sores. Within two days most, if not all of our fish, about 40, contracted the disease. I consulted a fish expert who advised us to put them down. We did then cried together. The trauma was overwhelming.

    Cathy and I just discussed the matter. Due to numerous valid reasons, primarily upkeep of the fish, we have permanently decided not to stock our pond. We will continue to enjoy its beauty, peacefulness and benefits to the birds and wildlife.

    Thanks to everyone. Please accept my sincere apology for unintentionally misleading you and wasting your time.
     
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    fancy tails breed like bunnies I have them .I think you mean fat fantails .The fantails have plump bodies the fancy tails have long bodies with long tails
     
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    Dreaming is never a waste of time @Big Lou - I'm glad you came to a mutual agreement that works for you!
     
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    Smaug God makes perfect. I just dug the hole

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    Hah,you have far and away better equipment then I got with less then a quarter the fish load and I don't consider my pond to be any work at all! Hell if I lived closer I'd adopt your koi !
     
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    Donna Saverino MI My first Grandchild

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    but do they survive winters? Aren't they high maintenance? This year is unbelievable. I sure hope the worse is over.
     
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