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Keeping large koi and small goldfish together
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AAQBukhari
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Location: Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.

PostPosted: 2011.02.02(Wed)9:07    Post subject: Keeping large koi and small goldfish together Reply with quote

Hello, I'm new here but to fishkeeping no.

Can I have a few large koi (30 cm) with my smaller koi (5 cm) and other goldfish (5-15 cm)?


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diademhill
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PostPosted: 2011.02.02(Wed)11:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but add some cover for the smaller fish. This can be done by netting off a section or adding potted marginal plants - anything so the small fry can get out of line of sight of the larger fish.
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AAQBukhari
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)7:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the information.
I got my new fish Very Happy and they have not done anything disastrous, yet. Will the koi kill the smaller fish? I have heard about koi eating anything smaller than them. Is this true? If it is should I feed them live food (brine shrimp) more regularly?

Sorry for the many questions I ask.
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PostPosted: 2011.02.03(Thu)7:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Koi are not usually aggressive to smaller fish but will grab a cheap meal.

Just feed a good quality koi pellet or stick. Brine shrimp are too small for all but the tiniest koi.
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