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PostSubject: Fish other than Koi   Fish other than Koi Icon_minitimeWed Oct 08, 2008 6:14 pm

I am relatively close to completing my pond and am now starting to think of what I will stock it with to start with. I am hesitant to put Koi in straight away as I have never kept koi before, and I would prefer to get the pond all sorted out before going this route (inevitably there will be a cople of problems once the water is in, pumps are running and filters on).

Any suggestions as to what I can put in as "starter" fish ?
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PostSubject: Re: Fish other than Koi   Fish other than Koi Icon_minitimeWed Oct 08, 2008 9:39 pm

Well first I suggest you run that pond at least 3 weeks before you put any fish in ... at least see some algae growth on the walls.

I decided to grow with my fish so I bought small koi ... around 8 - 10 cm. Main reason for this is that they were relatively cheap and if there were any losses it was no train smash.
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PostSubject: Re: Fish other than Koi   Fish other than Koi Icon_minitimeThu Oct 09, 2008 3:59 pm

sounds like a good idea...thanx.
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PostSubject: Re: Fish other than Koi   Fish other than Koi Icon_minitimeFri Oct 10, 2008 10:16 am

Hi Gazzo, where do you live? If in the Cape Town area, you can collect a few koi from me (free) to get your filtration going and "test the waters"

Why bother with any other fish? Koi are the ultimate.

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