05-07-2012, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by thekoimaiden
How many koi are currently in the pond, and what size are they? I'm not familiar with the Colorado weather. Do you know if channel cats live in the wild there? Chances are if they can survive in your neighbor's pond than they could live in yours. What I'm most worried about is overstocking and predation. Overstocking a pond leads to fish disease and death.
Yeah where I go fishing has very large channel cats. The one I have is from Colorado and it's captive bred so I'm assuming it can survive cold weather as they are bottom feeders and ponds here in the summer don't get above 50-60F at the bottom where they are. In the pond, there is actually 10-12 koi, a smallmouth bass that was given to us and a green sunfish that was given to us (both juvies). So the tank has 15 fish max and it's a fairly large pond.
Oh and I wrote 200g in the title, but I meant 2000g, just forgot a zero.