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PostSubject: NEWBIE   NEWBIE Icon_minitimeThu Aug 25, 2011 3:56 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and also new to koi, I have a tropical tank for the past 5 years with great success but a bit bored now, in a couple of weeks my koi pond will be ready for its first koi. I like to do a lot of research before jumping in to anything, where to buy, what to buy etc.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, To buy small kio, you don't really know what your buying due to colour changes, appearances and all of this depends on water condition and diet.

Knowing about keeping tropical fish will probably help a little, but am sure that this is going to be a whole new learning curve.
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PostSubject: Re: NEWBIE   NEWBIE Icon_minitimeFri Aug 26, 2011 5:55 am

Hi there and welcome to the forum and a very exciting hobby. You will never go back to tropical fish tanks.

Your experience will assist you with water parameters, but there are so many things to learn about Koi and my advice is to read through the hundreds of threads on this forum to see what mistakes people made.

My advice to you is, buy only top quality koi right from the start, and do not overstock. Take it slow and gradually build up your collection.

Rather have four top quality koi than 10 mutts. Do not buy from any pet shop, and only buy from a reputable koi dealer.

What is the size of your pond and filtration and do you have photos?

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PostSubject: Newbie   NEWBIE Icon_minitimeWed Feb 13, 2013 6:04 am

Thanks for the reply.I first have to figure out how to load them
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PostSubject: Newbie   NEWBIE Icon_minitimeWed Feb 13, 2013 7:45 am

Hope this gets onto the forum
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PostSubject: Re: NEWBIE   NEWBIE Icon_minitimeSun Feb 17, 2013 8:35 am

Hi Pieter
Welcome to the forum. To have success in koi keeping you need to learn as much as you can all the time Shocked Good Luck with your journey in koi keeping Very Happy

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