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Can I keep Neon Teras in Koi pond
Old 10-13-2008, 04:56 AM   #1
 
Can I keep Neon Teras in Koi pond

Hi, I have a small pond roughly the size of 16x16x4 in cubic feet.

One half of my Koi pond flows into the living hall, the other half is exposed to sunlight.

It houses around 2000 guppies which thrives like crazy, and together with 18 giant kois. I intend to throw into the pond with as much as 100 neon tetras.

Do you think the Neo Tetras will adapt in such an environment? Also will they breed?

Thanks
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:36 AM   #2
 
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Your Koi will thank you for the snack.
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:40 AM   #3
 
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Your Koi will thank you for the snack.
Hi, do you mean my Kois will mistaken them for snacks.
Afaik Kois are herbivores. :confused:
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:49 AM   #4
 
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but aren't Koi coldwater fish??? Neon tetra's are tropical fish and shouldn't be housed below 74F
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:47 AM   #5
 
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Correct me if i'm wrong, but aren't Koi coldwater fish??? Neon tetra's are tropical fish and shouldn't be housed below 74F
I live in a tropical country. And yes my Kois are now in a tropical environment and they are doing fine
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:55 PM   #6
 
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Koi are omnivorous. They may eat your guppies, but the guppies just reproduce so fast you don't notice that the koi eat some of them. The tetras, on the other hand, would not reproduce very easily (the koi would definitely eat their eggs) so their numbers would probably dwindle over time.

What temperature is the water? Both koi (especially your acclimatized tropical koi) and guppies will do well at temperatures around 74*F, but neons would suffer at this temperature. They need 78-80 to thrive.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:27 AM   #7
 
Hmmm it seems I've been mislead into thinking Kois are herbivores all these years. I will abandon the idea of keeping neon tetras with kois. Thanks for pointing out.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:00 AM   #8
 
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There aren't many pure herbivores when it comes to fish. There are some who prefer plants but most will happily eat a fish much smaller than it.

With how many guppies you have and how quickly the reproduce your koi have likely been snacking on them and you've just never noticed it.
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:36 AM   #9
 
The primary component of (almost) all fish food is ground up fish meal.
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Old 10-14-2008, 12:47 PM   #10
 
fish are like this...whatever fits in your mouth..you eat.:p
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