Stocking Koi and Gold fish

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Stocking Koi and Gold fish

Post by BenignVanill » Sat, 02 Aug 2003 22:05:29




Quote:
> I know its been siad over and over that you're supposed to have 1000 gal
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). Also if
i
> put goldfish in there how would that affect the the koi to water ratio?
> 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 gallon
tank if you kept the water clean enough. Of course she'd be more happy in a
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 on
your filtration...so how big is your pond and what are your parameters like?

BV.

 
 
 

Stocking Koi and Gold fish

Post by john rut » Sat, 02 Aug 2003 23:25:42


Quote:

> I know its been siad over and over that you're supposed to have 1000 gal 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). Also if i
> put goldfish in there how would that affect the the koi to water ratio?
> Thanks much!

> -Megs

20 galons per goldfish
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Stocking Koi and Gold fish

Post by Scott Teetse » Sun, 03 Aug 2003 01:03:57


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.

Scott


Quote:



> > I know its been siad over and over that you're supposed to have 1000 gal
> 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). Also
if
> i
> > put goldfish in there how would that affect the the koi to water ratio?
> > 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
gallon
> tank if you kept the water clean enough. Of course she'd be more happy in
a
> 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 on
> your filtration...so how big is your pond and what are your parameters
like?

> BV.

 
 
 

Stocking Koi and Gold fish

Post by Megan Wilso » Sun, 03 Aug 2003 08:28:47


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
ahead. :)


Quote:
> 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.

> Scott





> > > I know its been siad over and over that you're supposed to have 1000
gal
> > 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).
Also
> if
> > i
> > > put goldfish in there how would that affect the the koi to water
ratio?
> > > 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
> gallon
> > tank if you kept the water clean enough. Of course she'd be more happy
in
> a
> > 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
on
> > your filtration...so how big is your pond and what are your parameters
> like?

> > BV.

 
 
 

Stocking Koi and Gold fish

Post by K30 » Sun, 03 Aug 2003 08:59:25


We built a filter mech/bio/veggie in a 150 gallon stock tank for 3,000 gallons.
We keep our stocking low.

k30a

 
 
 

Stocking Koi and Gold fish

Post by BenignVanill » Tue, 05 Aug 2003 21:44:12



Quote:
> 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
> ahead. :)

<snip>

Go Veggie, and have another body of water with 10-15% of the surface area of
your pond. Toss in Water Hyacinth, Frogbit and a few Iris for color. Stir
gently.

BV.

 
 
 

Stocking Koi and Gold fish

Post by LYNN FORRE » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 07:06:09


My koi breeder calculated that in my 700 gal pond, I could have 5 decent
sized koi, and 20-25 goldfish.  Seems to be working so far.  (?)


Quote:
> I know its been siad over and over that you're supposed to have 1000 gal
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). Also if
i
> put goldfish in there how would that affect the the koi to water ratio?
> Thanks much!

> -Megs

 
 
 

Stocking Koi and Gold fish

Post by Jerrispo » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 07:26:02


Quote:
>My koi breeder calculated that in my 700 gal pond, I could have 5 decent
>sized koi, and 20-25 goldfish.  Seems to be working so far.  (?)

First I think your "breeder" is more interested in selling you fish than how
they do after they are in your ponds....by the way what is a "decent" sized
koi?    TO me a decent dized koi is well over 1 foot more like 18 inches.   I
hope you only got a few goldfsih, because next year after they spawn you will
have over 25 goldfish.       Jerri

                                       http://www.fringeweb.com/Ponds/JerrisPond