What do you all do with your baby koi fish?


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We have a couple thousand baby koi fish in our pond from last year. We are going to pump our pond out this spring to get them out before our koi spawn again.
What do you guys and gals do with all the babies??
 
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Just goldfish here, but any excess I give away to people I meet at the garden center where I work part-time. (I run the water garden area.) Are you thinking of selling or donating?
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last summer we sold around 500 of them for 2 bucks each, people come over and pick out what they want.
but getting rid of a couple thousand is a stretch.
 

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You may need to gather the eggs this year and dispose of them to control the population until you can get rid of them .I use garden centers also .Have you tried ads in local papers .
 

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I had a chanel cat for years that took care of that problem, now my hybrid koi comets eat the small stuff.
 
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I had my cat in with them as they were growing up,maybe that's why. How big is your pond?
 
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I just took these, not much to look at this time of year, but you can see the size of it.
 

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Here are a few my wife found. One is of my daughter and I cleaning the big side out.
 

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WOW HOLY CRAP that is a nice pond and love your bridge .I see dogs like to pose also .:)
 
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We had about a dozen koi fry make it to a decent size last summer. Some of them are black and blend right in with the rocks, so it was difficult to get an exact count--the best we could do was try to count when they were feeding in one spot, but they move fast. Our pond is about 750 gallons, so I don't want the pond overcrowded. We gave about half of them to a friend of mine who has a pond too, and so far two have died this winter.
 
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They are not only hard to see but harder to catch .I caught a couple of hiding ones in December and they are already spoken for .I may keep the ones still in the pond .I was at 13 fish and now have 16 unless aggie or bert get hungry before they start getting fed again :)
 
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