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    Hello!
    When I was a kid I had a twenty gallon tank with some species of Asian fish, given to me by a woman at my church. The fish lasted about a year until they started killing each other . I would really like to have another Asian community tank to take care of but I was wondering what fish would go well together? I was hoping to get some koi and other types of nice looking freshwater asian fish (asian catfish?). Any suggestions on things that will mix with koi or other suggestions would be very much appreciated!!!

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    Welcome to the AC, great folks and info here

    For starters, understand that koi do not belong in tanks, large ponds are best for them...they get too large for any aquarium.
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    That being said, depending on your tank size, there are many fish of Asian origin to choose from...gouramis, rosy barbs, the danios, rasboras, kuhli loaches are a few to consider...siamese algae eaters, also
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    Welcome to AC!
    You'd need like a 300 gallon for some koi..... maybe larger.....

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    Welcome, Slaphppy7 has a lot of good recommendations. The selection of gouramis and rasboras is phenomenal, and the gouramis and loaches both have "whiskers" so they would substitute for your missing koi...better alternatives for an aquarium.
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    What size tank is it going to be? That would help us to get you some more suggestions.....

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