View Full Version : Koi and fancy goldfish

05-20-2009, 06:32 AM
can both platinum koi and pearlscale goldfish be kept in the same pond? :help:

Little Embers
05-20-2009, 08:34 AM
I think so!

05-20-2009, 12:19 PM
Sometimes, but many times the koi outcompete them for food or will even eat their fins and love to eat wens (the cap on orandas, lionheads, and ranchus). I wouldn't mix them.

05-20-2009, 06:18 PM
If the pond is large enough there shouldn't be a problem.. I have koi ranging from a few inches to two and a half feet in my pond and there is one fill grown comet in there who has a fancy tail and they all seem to get along

05-20-2009, 09:37 PM
I have 4 fancytails in with 5 comets and 8 koi.I had troubles the first night they were introduced but it came from the comets.They chased the fancys relentlessly and even bumped them out of the water a few times.I was so concerned that I tried to remove them but my pond was too large to catch them.I left them in for the night expecting dead goldys in the morning but the next day there they were swimming together and there hasnt been a problem since.As for the koi,I have never seen my koi nip a fin or a tail,that isnt a koi behaviour that I have ever witnessed or heard of and Ive kept them for 5 yrs now.How big is the pond?

05-21-2009, 03:28 AM
ok guys tnx for the advice,
but now i solved the problem
gonna take out the koi and transfer them to the other pond,
and smaug,yeah i saw your thread,
thats why i was asking thumbs2:
the problem is now.
do koi and bichirs do well in the same pond? :help:

05-21-2009, 02:02 PM
Keeping Koi with Bichirs is not a good idea!

05-21-2009, 02:15 PM
Keeping Koi with Bichirs is not a good idea!

dave told me the exact opposite.
oops sorry
i forgot i asked him about flowerhorns+bichirs

05-21-2009, 02:17 PM
There shouldn't be a problem. Just keep an eye on them for problems caused by individuals.

05-22-2009, 12:20 AM
How big is your pond?