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post #1 of 7 Old 12-18-2008, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,
I got a Koi has a birthday gift today. I have no clues about these fish. I'm an Angel fish person. I have goldfish in my garden pond in the warmer months. Do I care for the Koi in the same way? All help would be welcome. 8)
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-18-2008, 10:29 PM
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Hello, and welcome to FishForum!

Koi have similar care requirements to goldfish, but are much, much bigger fish. As they can grow to three feet in length, koi should be housed in a tank or pond of at least 1,000 gallons.

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-19-2008, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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How quickly do they grow?
I have a garden pond that's a 4x6 and 3 foot deep. Is that going to be big enough for a little while. The Koi is still small.
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post #4 of 7 Old 12-19-2008, 06:22 PM
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Glad you already have the pond! Its recommended to have a pond 6 ft deep for koi, but Im sure he will be fine for a while! They are such cute fish! wish I had a spot in my yard for a pond! May want to get him a friend. When I see them restocking their Koi at petsmart, the koi look all excited about their new tank mates! Good luck to you!!
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-19-2008, 07:17 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Im new too.

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-19-2008, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I see you just started this month too.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-21-2008, 05:46 PM
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hi and welcome.
hope you enjoy it here. :)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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