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TJ
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PostPosted: 2006.03.26(Sun)8:07    Post subject: 2500 gallon pond stocking Reply with quote

I stocked my pond a bit last year with 2 koi, 3 golden orfes, 10-11 goldfish, and 3 rosy reds. I would like to finish my stock this year by adding 3 more koi, my common pleco(will survive winter, pond 40 inches deep), and 8-9 more goldfish. Is this too much? Too little? I do 25% water changes every 2 weeks, and have a tetra 2500 filter with built in UV.
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Maura
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PostPosted: 2006.03.29(Wed)17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am so jealous... 2500 gallons.... please please post pics!

I would lean toward less goldfish...both because I'm a fan of "less is more" plus given the adult size of the koi and the possibility that the goldfish or koi might spawn. But keep in mind, I don't have any direct experience with large ponds yet.
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TJ
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PostPosted: 2006.03.31(Fri)6:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the input Wink . In think I will wait a couple more years for them to spawn, if they don't I get some more. Is 4-5 koi too much?
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PostPosted: 2006.04.06(Thu)10:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

In theory no, that is not too much. Some people say 1000g per koi, personally and in my experience, that
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PostPosted: 2006.04.06(Thu)15:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, so 2 koi is enough for my pond. Now that I think about it, my orfes will reach a foot+ and are very active. Thats enough. Very Happy Thanks for the help.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.07(Fri)11:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Okay, so 2 koi is enough for my pond

Yes, but 4-5 are not too many.

It's a pleasure helping. Very Happy
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