Water Lillies keep getting destroyed


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Hello All!

What are everyones secret to keeping water lillies in a pond? I had three beutifull lillies last year, but it seems this year (my koi have grown quite a bit) the fish won't leave them alone and keep destroying all the pads/stems. I was thinking lava rock on top, small gravel ha proved to be useless......ideas?
 
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the roots only go in the peagravel and yes a layer of larger 1&1/2" stone is needed on top of them to keep the koi from digging in it... lava rock i8s good they wont like the corse texture.
 

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I had to pull mine out of my lower pond last week .
the koi had it all tore up ..I put it in a tub to let it grow out
The Lillie in my top pond is growing faster than i can trim it
and the koi dont bother it at all
 
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I have one that the koi don't touch and the other one they just destroy. I don't think I will be replacing the lilys when they finally kill them.
 
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