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PostSubject: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:56 am

Hi all

I have a 45000l pond which I've stocked with Talapia. They are doing well (apart from Mr Cormorant and Mrs Heron dropping in on occasion)
My Dad inherited some Koi from a friend and now wants to get rid of them.

Would they eat my smaller Talapia or cause any other disturbance to frog and or insect life that is thriving in my current pond?

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:08 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:49 am

Hi,

It is safe to keep Koi and Tilapia together.
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:59 am


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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:52 am

Thanks guys.

Are Koi carnivorous? I have many small Talapia and am loosing enough to Mr Cormorant and Mrs Heron...
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:37 am

I think they will chow some of the Tilapia (when very small) unless they have sufficient alternatives to eat.

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:04 am

Thanks Paul

Will give it a go. Hope it dont backfire, will post pics:)
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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:57 am

Well, its been two weeks now and all is well. Koi are loving their new pond and Talapia are still breeding:)

Also, haven't seen Mr Comorant nor Mrs Heron since the larger Koi are here:)SmileSmile, Lets hope that lasts Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: Mixing Talapia with Koi???   Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:52 am

I put tilapia in my daughter's pond, last year, and We were planning to take it to the dam.
Now there are gold fish tilapia and Koi together.
The tilapia are over a KG and have lots of babies...they look happy together,
Nice Koi!
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