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redearsrock
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PostPosted: 2004.06.20(Sun)20:41    Post subject: brand new koi! how fast does it grow Reply with quote

I just put a new koi (about 41/2 inches long) in my 400 gallon outdoor pond! the pond has 2 goldfish(about the same size as the koi) and I just put in three small 1-inch feederfish just b/c I had them. I also just put in a really fancy goldfish with weird bubbly things on its head and 2 tails (its preety freaky looking) anyways, I am just letting the fish eat the algae off the rocks, and plants. how fast will the koi be expected to grow? and should I be giving it any food pelets?
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PostPosted: 2004.06.22(Tue)13:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

We feed our pond fish twice a day. We have 16 (?) koi and goldfish in our pond. I bought a koi about two years ago when he was about 2 inches long, and kept him in a 20 gallon tank. He grew to about 3 inches in there, and this summer I moved him into our pond. He's now roughly 5 or 6 inches long (and he's only been in there for about 2 months). Trust me, he'll grow.

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PostPosted: 2004.06.22(Tue)14:05    Post subject: Re: brand new koi! how fast does it grow Reply with quote

redearsrock wrote:
I just put a new koi (about 41/2 inches long) in my 400 gallon outdoor pond! the pond has 2 goldfish(about the same size as the koi) and I just put in three small 1-inch feederfish just b/c I had them. I also just put in a really fancy goldfish with weird bubbly things on its head and 2 tails (its preety freaky looking) anyways, I am just letting the fish eat the algae off the rocks, and plants. how fast will the koi be expected to grow? and should I be giving it any food pelets?


Please don't feed it twice a day. 400g is small for koi in the first place. The grow easily to 2 feet, and quickly. I wouldn't feed it more than once every few days, as plenty of stuff falls into ponds that they'll eat. It would just be fouling the water and growing extremely fast if you fed it that often.
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PostPosted: 2004.06.26(Sat)18:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

With adequate space , proper filtration and a varied diet, Koi 3-4 inches ( 7.6-10.2 cm) will grow to about 12 inches ( 30.5 cm ) or more within a few years.Any pond setups with marginal filtration , overfeeding , infrequent water changes and so on will have side affects on the growth and well being of koi.

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