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can koi be kept in aquariums?
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Maura
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PostPosted: 2006.05.11(Thu)6:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

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True enough koi of any kind should not be kept in home aquariums , but speaking from experience we kept koi in quarantine tanks 250gallons and up for a week or two and only a few of them before releasing them in their ponds.



Ace, definitely, if you already have a pond, and you are simply quarantining a new fish on its way to it's permanent home, that is sensible and appropriate. I think the question was more around keeping a koi long term in an aquarium, when there is no larger environment ready for it, which we all agree is a no-no.
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PostPosted: 2006.05.14(Sun)10:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I totally agree with ACE and have had similar experiences.

1000 gallons is not really needed for a single koi, although it would be a dream for that single fish to have this much room to him self.
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