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Thread: Koi Question

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    HI I had a easy quaetion about koi. you know how goldfish are supposed produce large amounts of ammonia, too much for most other fish? i was wondering if Koi are the same way.
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    koi are messy also, and they can only go with other coldwater fish

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    It is not really true that goldfish produce that much waste. For their size they do not really produce any more waste than other fish, they are just larger. They are about as bad as cichlids.

    Koi are proportionally dirty, but get much larger and need a big pond, at least 1,000 gallons.
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    Koi are huge fish so need a ton of room. But they eat more plant matter so they it takes more to digest it. But the ammonia would not be so bad you could not keep it with other CW fish.

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    Are you going to put them in a tank or pond? How big? I agree that they produce ammonia according to their size not species. Big fish need big gallons.

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    I had koi in my old pond 16-18" easily. They do require a large space.

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    we are planning a pond. what i was considering is keeping a few small koi in a tank until we have our pond set up. also do you think the climate here is ok for koi? i live in orlando FL, we get temps up to the 90's in summer and a few frosts where we get a little ice on the cars and such at night.
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    I would not put them in a tank. And theyll be fine their gets way hotter and way colder here.

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    so in a relatively small pond, thaey can handle those temps
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    they should not be in a small pond. If your pond is going to be less then 1000 gl and less than 4 ft deep. I reccomend you get their smaller cousins shubunkins or comets.

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