Pond Fish

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  1. Pianolady

    Pianolady In Flower

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    Here's my 3 koi, and a goldie I couldn't get out to put in the other pond, so he got to stay with the big boys!

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    Primsong Young Pine

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    Very pretty - how old are they? I remember koi keep growing as long as they live (I've seen some bigger than my cat) - the calico coloring is very nice.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    Oh those are great!! Makes want to continue with my pond so I can raise some too!!
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I really like the concept of keeping koi, I think I am a koi fanatic at heart but I just don't know it yet. Must see the whole sight in the flesh first :D

    Are they hard to maintain PL?
     



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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    There's just no way I could keep fish in my pond (although it's big enough) they'd eat all my wildlife and plants!!!! :'(

    I do like to see fish in others ponds though and yours ar smashing - love the colours!!! :-D
     
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    Crazy Orchid Lady Seedling

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    I want a pond just like yours. But I'm in Colorado and our average humidity here is 7%... so, any pond I put in would be dried up in a matter of days... boooo hooooo. Congrats, your fish are really pretty.
     
  8. Pianolady

    Pianolady In Flower

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    I've had the largest koi for 3 years now, the body of it is now 9" long. The two smaller, 1 year. Each was about 3" long when purchased, they grow fast, and big. So, you need to keep a low fish load and/or have a big pond if you want koi, and some type of filtration is probably necessary (unless you have a REALLY big pond).

    I have no lilies in this pond, only floating plants, it's like a big fish tank. All the other plants go into two smaller ponds. Every time I try to put a lily in here, they just dig in it all the time. Goldfish or sarassa won't do this.
     
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    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    They are so pretty ,but we have cats all over the place here .These pretty little fish would be fished out in a hurry .I do not have a cat but about 6 or 7 hangs around my house all time .I get so mad at thim as they lay on my plants and in general tear up.
     

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