Right now its all hypothetical, we're bringing in an excavator tomorrow to
dig the pond. i estimate it'll be about 3000 to 4000 gal. how big of a
filter do you think would be necessary? right now i have 4 5" koi and about
5 or 6 3"-7" goldfish that will be moved to the big pond (the one that's
getting dug right now)once its ready. I'd also like to get a few more fish
once the big pond is ready. Really i just like to pretend i'm planning
> I saw a small "pond" yesterday in a store's window front, probably 1' x 2'
> and 8" deep or so. They had 2 Koi in there. Very cramped. Shame.
> > > I know its been siad over and over that you're supposed to have 1000
> > for
> > > the ifrst koi and and 100 gal for each additional koi, but what is the
> > water
> > > to fish ratio for gold fish (big ones, like 3-7 inches right now).
> > i
> > > put goldfish in there how would that affect the the koi to water
> > > Thanks much!
> > Megan, the key thing to remember here is that this 1000 gallon per koi
> > thing, is a thumb based rule. In theory you could keep a koi in a 10
> > tank if you kept the water clean enough. Of course she'd be more happy
> > swimming pool then a mason jar, but we're talking water quality, not
> > quantity.
> > With that in mind, having said that, etc...your fish load is dependant
> > your filtration...so how big is your pond and what are your parameters
> > BV.