View Full Version : help! my father wants koi
04-03-2009, 02:01 PM
he wants to put it in a 20 g thats got coral in it and is next door to my bluegill.
04-03-2009, 02:06 PM
Wow, Koi need a pond, they get over 2 feet long and certainly wouldn't live in a saltwater environment. Try and talk him out of it, or into building a pond. It looks like its a disaster waiting to happen
04-03-2009, 02:07 PM
dead coral in freshwater
04-03-2009, 02:08 PM
he wants to stunt it
Honey Badger 1
04-03-2009, 02:58 PM
he wants to stunt ithow do you do that
04-03-2009, 03:01 PM
put it in a too small tank. it works with some fish
Honey Badger 1
04-03-2009, 03:12 PM
but you can tell him it doesnt work with many fish. especially koi.
Hmm...you should try to talk him out of it. Koi's have to be in ponds or in a really big tank. (Which I seldom see)
04-03-2009, 05:01 PM
Stunting is cruel and it probably wont happen with a koi. Goldfish and koi are actually really active fish, so even if it does stunt at 4 or 5 inches, It wouldn't have any room to move in a 20 gallon
04-03-2009, 06:45 PM
well ill let u talk to him. i guess 3 3in gold fish in a 10g is bad to eh?
04-03-2009, 08:44 PM
Goldfish do NOT belong in ANYTHING smaller then a 40 gal.Koi do not belong in any POND smaller the 1500 gallons.To even consider getting a fish that has the potential to reach over 2 ft nd keep it in a tank no bigger then 2 ft is cruel and imbecilic.I certainly hope your father reconsiders this thought.Ive heard you mention different ideas your dad has had concerning fish keeping in the past,we are here to educate,have him do some research please.
04-06-2009, 02:04 PM
ya know you guys are really funny.:hmm3grin2orange:. if you want to "educate" him be my guest. "snort"
04-06-2009, 02:12 PM
even if it does stunt at 4 or 5 inches, It wouldn't have any room to move in a 20 gallon
with or without the tail
04-06-2009, 04:07 PM
04-06-2009, 04:12 PM
04-08-2009, 03:04 AM
Tell your dad to get a dog...
04-08-2009, 02:08 PM
04-08-2009, 04:00 PM
Like father like son...what's the point of this thread again?
04-08-2009, 04:40 PM
i forgot. refreash my memory.:hmm3grin2orange:
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