Unexpected Baby Fish

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    Jenna1878

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    We cleaned our pond out a couple of weeks ago and placed a large batch of elodea densa that had gone on a massive growth spurt into another tank without fish. We noticed yesterday some baby fish about 1cm long swimming around. We’re not sure how many we have or what type they are. Can anyone provide any advice on this. We have put in an oxygen stone and have been adding some ground flakes for food. They seem to be eating from the plants. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Photo attached of one we managed to catch. Thanks
     

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    Welcome Jenna1878! Congrats on babies. What type of fish do you have in your pond?
     
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    welcome and what kind of fish do you have in the pond .
     
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    Thanks for the response we have 2 koi 3 butterfly koi 6 Shubunkin gold fish 2 fantails and a Black moor. All varying in size with the koi the biggest at about 8 inches long.
     
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    Hello and welcome! It almost looks like a baby minnow.
     
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    I have to get the ones out of my filter ,but they look a little similar to that ,mixed breed
     
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    With your koi being small, I would say those are goldfish babies
     
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    Welcome @Jenna1878 ! And congratulations!

    Tell us more about your pond - how big, how old, what type of filtration? We love to talk ponds!
     
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    Pond is 300 gallon raised pond:
    Dimensions
    Width (at widest point): 229cm (7' 6")
    Width (at narrowest point): 183cm (6')
    Overall Height: 59cm (1' 11")
    Water Depth: 50cm (1' 7½")

    We've had it about a year now. 15 fish in total. We have a hozelock filtration system filtering through a UV light. 1500 pond pump.
     
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    Welcome t9 the forum
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! Looks like a minnow or a goldfish. Since it is from your pond I would go with a goldfish baby.
     
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