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noobzie
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PostPosted: 2006.02.12(Sun)14:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marcos Avila wrote:
No noobzie, he cannot add Koi, at least not if he wants to respect them as a true pet and care for them properly. A 20 G would be ridiculously small for Koi, and so is the 50G you mention in your signature.


yeah but my kois are small, like small small. Got em fo free so meh
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PostPosted: 2006.02.12(Sun)14:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

noobzie wrote:
yeah but my kois are small, like small small. Got em fo free so meh

And, what do you plan on doing with them? They need 1000 gallons minimum! A 55 is like a puddle compared to that. Size of the koi doesn't matter really, when I got my koi this year for my pond, they were maybe 4 inches, they are REALLY active and grow pretty fast.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.12(Sun)18:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

TJTommy wrote:
noobzie wrote:
yeah but my kois are small, like small small. Got em fo free so meh

And, what do you plan on doing with them? They need 1000 gallons minimum! A 55 is like a puddle compared to that. Size of the koi doesn't matter really, when I got my koi this year for my pond, they were maybe 4 inches, they are REALLY active and grow pretty fast.



well, my dad plans on getting a pond, prolly as soon as they get about 7" or so. My friend who built his pond still has lots of pond parts and stuff (I dunno if they have a proper name) and is willing to hook me up with it. Yeah yeah this may sound all made up but yeah its true. I duno how big the pond is going to be. BTW, I can get more free kois Very Happy Very Happy The friend with the pond breeds them.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.13(Mon)7:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its great that your getting a pond, I suggest 1000 gallons minimum and another 500 per koi. So for two koi that means 1500 gallons.
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PostPosted: 2006.02.13(Mon)11:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm personally not so fond of Dojo
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PostPosted: 2006.02.14(Tue)10:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all of the replies! For now I'll let the goldies remain the royalty of the aquarium (the oranda is such a little princess, I don't think she would appreciate someone eating HER food!). After I upgrade, I'll introduce a couple of loaches to the mix.

One of my main concerns would be introducing a fish that is not accustomed to cold water condions. I noticed danios were mentioned, which I have kept before in a tropical 10 gallon. I know they're a hardy fish, but are danios actually suitable for a cold tank? I would also be wary of keeping such a quick little school of fish with slow moving goldies.

-Julie
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PostPosted: 2006.02.14(Tue)13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

well you have a good point (fast fish + slow fish = stressed slow fish)
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PostPosted: 2006.02.15(Wed)13:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, and for the record, danios are not actually suitable for a cold tank?
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