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Gotta stop buying tiny ones, they're always even smaller & so very shy.
It's not eating, as there is nothing after the other two get to it, so I'll have to catch it and keep it netted up.
Other two are eating and rushing over to beg all the time.
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Very pretty fish!

Are you suggesting catching the small fish so that it has a chance to eat? I'd just leave it be. They'll all figure it out. Maybe throw a few pellets away from the bigger fish while they're distracted, but otherwise I'd let them sort it out. We've had all sizes in our pond at the same time and no one has gone hungry for long. If you have an established pond, the fish can find plenty to nibble on in the meantime.

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Nice fish! i would not worry about them not getting food.
 
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Very pretty fish!

Are you suggesting catching the small fish so that it has a chance to eat? I'd just leave it be. They'll all figure it out. Maybe throw a few pellets away from the bigger fish while they're distracted, but otherwise I'd let them sort it out. We've had all sizes in our pond at the same time and no one has gone hungry for long. If you have an established pond, the fish can find plenty to nibble on in the meantime.

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Its a bare 625gal trough. Nothing to eat. Big ones find all food before it does. Doesn't matter if I toss it to it, in its hiding spot and such. Too much waste will be produced if I dump enough food for the two to be full and not scarf up the other bits.
Usually, I have them in my 125 aquarium, but they're too destructive.
 

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You could crumble up some of the food so it is tiny, the big fish will go after pellets the little fish will go after the crumbles.
 

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sort of like addy said, I first throw in the large pellets and wait until all the big fish have their mouths full, then throw in smaller pellets so the little fish get a chance. THEN I throw in more larger ones so the turtles don't go hungry as they get spun around by all the frenzy of the initial rush!

Got yourself some nice new fish! Kikusui, tancho gin rin kohaku (or is that a tancho gin rin hariwake?), and a butterfly kujaku, yes?
 
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Yes, they will sort it out, but I’m concerned about the number of koi you have…..in a 625 gallon container…..
 
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Yes, they will sort it out, but I’m concerned about the number of koi you have…..in a 625 gallon container…..

It's QT.
I'm not dim enough to put new animals in with my others without making sure they aren't sick.
 
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sort of like addy said, I first throw in the large pellets and wait until all the big fish have their mouths full, then throw in smaller pellets so the little fish get a chance. THEN I throw in more larger ones so the turtles don't go hungry as they get spun around by all the frenzy of the initial rush!

Got yourself some nice new fish! Kikusui, tancho gin rin kohaku (or is that a tancho gin rin hariwake?), and a butterfly kujaku, yes?

Bought them as a kikusui, a gin rin maruten hariwake & a kujaku.
 
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Don't remember seeing your pond. what are you adding them into
 
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Gotta stop buying tiny ones, they're always even smaller & so very shy.
It's not eating, as there is nothing after the other two get to it, so I'll have to catch it and keep it netted up.
Other two are eating and rushing over to beg all the time.
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Very pretty fish! I’m curious where you get your Koi from?
 

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