Will a 15 inch koi eat a 3 inch koi

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    So I bought a very nice koi today and as always when u get home the koi aisnt the size u were told it was supposed to be 11 inches at the biggest I measure it and it's way to big so until infind a bigger pond I'm worried he will eat my smaller koi paid 75 for a beautiful aka bekko and I can't take it to the pet store cus it's way to nice so I'm lookin in the mean time will he eat the smaller ones? Will post pics of the fish
     
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    [​IMG] for reference the ice chest is 18 inches awsome fish just way bigger then i expected
     
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    Other than eggs and small Fry i never saw a koi go after a fish over a 1/2 inch long
    as long as you feed them
     
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    Sweet good to know he as so beautiful or she all my other fish are scared to be in front of him but they get right behind him on thebside and cruise the pond .
     
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    They want a leader !!
     
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    It's a red base with black spots and blue on the head any idea what type that is can't get untouched with the seller to find out
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    you really should be fine, I have a few that are 15" - 20" and they don't bother the little 3" guys at all in fact the three inch fish are the ones that get right up to the big guys quite often when we are hand feeding.
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    i release my fry at 1" into the big pond from the fry tanks every year...their swimmimg with the big guys in a few days. once they get rid of the initial fear... i have videos posted here you can watch...1"ers swimming and feeding with 18"- 20"ers....youve got nothing to worry about as far as that goes.
     
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    OK my fish need to get use to him he's a really beautiful fisht thanks everyone I worry about my pets maybe to much now my mind is somewhat at ease.
     
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    Very nice looking fish.
     
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    I have some koi fish in an aquarium at the moment they will be going into a pond this summer. I got medium size and smaller koi fish along with a goldfish and 2 plecos they all do well together.
     
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    @Angel22 This thread is 6 years old, so you probably won’t get any responses.
     
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