12-20-2008, 11:40 AM
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Oh wait, I just posted on your thread, I see you DO have a pond. How many gallons is it? Unless it's a little pre-form pond you could put your new koi in it. If it's over 20 gallons (the size tank you currently have him in) you might want to put your koi in it in the spring, and think about digging a bigger pond.
That's what I was going to do with my pond and koi, until the darn heron got it. Now I'm back to just goldfish and frogs, although miraculously I've not had any tadpoles yet. I have bullfrogs and one green frog in my pond. But no snakes. (yet) I don't know what I'd do with snakes, nothing I suppose, since we don't have poisonous ones here. Snakes do eat frogs, if that makes you feel better about the frog over-population, that might be why you have snakes.
I do have cats, but my cats totally ignore the fish in my pond. They just like to drink from it, and lie next to it. It's actually rare for cats to catch fish and pull them out, but raccoons are bad with ponds, same as herons. Hopefully you won't have to deal with those.