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PostSubject: Where to get Koi in Mossel Bay area   Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:58 pm

Hi. Does anybody know where I can buy a couple of decent and healthy koi in the Mossel Bay area? I have a 2000l pond that flows into a 3000l that I would like to stock with a couple of koi that don't look like guppies. The water has been circulating for 4 months now but that's about all that moves. It's time to add some life to it. Any suggestions? Regards Ivan.
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PostSubject: Re: Where to get Koi in Mossel Bay area   Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:32 am

Hi Sid,

With that size I would really only keep goldfish or some other smaller species fish in there.

With koi, they need space, depth etc, you are just going to end up with short stunted fish in a pond that size.

Get lion heads, commets etc, they dont grow large and would thrive in a pond that size.

If you really want koi, then you would not be able to keep more than 3 in the 3000lt pond, so either you want 3 koi, or 20 commets, lion heads etc.......also, what is your filtration like then, is it suitable for keeping koi?

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PostSubject: Re: Where to get Koi in Mossel Bay area   Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:04 am

Hi Sid
If you ever come to Jeffreys Bay you could come visit us, we breed with Japanese parent koi and we stock Japanese imports. Shocked Hope to see you soon Very Happy
@ Clif- Give Sid a break, we all started some where - just look where it took you Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Where to get Koi in Mossel Bay area   Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:05 am

Hi,

Try Knysna Koi Farm:
Phillip Muller
082 851 6404
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PostSubject: Re: Where to get Koi in Mossel Bay area   Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:20 am

Miya Oki Koi wrote:
Hi Sid
If you ever come to Jeffreys Bay you could come visit us, we breed with Japanese parent koi and we stock Japanese imports. Shocked Hope to see you soon Very Happy
@ Clif- Give Sid a break, we all started some where - just look where it took you Twisted Evil

Hey man....just offering honest advice....I did the same thing by adding koi to 1000lt pond and ended up with deformed fish at the end of the day.

Sid, just my opinion based on what I experienced, if you want koi by all means Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Where to get Koi in Mossel Bay area   Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:02 am

Sid, Cliff are right, and we all make the mistake in the beginning to overstock a small pond, but you need to start some where. For that amount of water I suggest you buy 4 small koi and learn from them, two in each pond, not more. This will sooth the eagerness to get going a little bit while you plan and build your 40 000 liter pond bounce Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Where to get Koi in Mossel Bay area   Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:32 pm

I just want 4 or 5 koi for these two ponds. I suppose I will eventually build a bigger pond again. Keeping koi is like screaming down the highway on a Ninja, you never get it out of your system. I had show quality koi when I stayed up in Germiston but I sold everything chasing a stupid dream in Ireland. I have a 500 liter filter divided into 3 parts with a submersable pump in both ponds. The water flows in the first chamber (200l) that's filled with shadecloth then pushes up into the next chamber (275l) filled with alphagrog, then overflows into the 25l outlet chamber. From there it goes into the 2000l and overflows into the 3000l.
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PostSubject: Re: Where to get Koi in Mossel Bay area   Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:01 am

Hi Sid
I have beautiful Tosai Doitsu Kohaku, Sanke, Showa from Shinoda. They are about 13cm to 17cm. I'm sure we can make a plan to get the fish to you. I will post the photos of the fish soon in my dealers section.

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