how preditory are gold fish and koi?

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how preditory are gold fish and koi?

Post by Snooz » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 04:09:21



I am thinking of either putting a few mollies into my pond, since they are
really good at performing algae reduction patrol. Or am i just issuing a
death sentance to the mollies by putting them into the pond with the koi and
gold fish?

Sameer

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how preditory are gold fish and koi?

Post by Jerrispo » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 05:42:36


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>. Or am i just issuing a>death sentance to the mollies by putting them into

the pond with the koi and>gold fish?

I think they will be fine with the other fish....Jerri

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how preditory are gold fish and koi?

Post by Roger Bennet » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 05:52:14


Did that the first two years we had our stream. Put 5 mollies in the first
year, pulled maybe 50 out in the fall before the rest froze. Several were
over 3" long compared to the runts in our local pet shops. We only had
goldfish and bait minnows in the system with them at the time  though, no
koi..

I thought like you did about the algae and am sorry to say even several
hundred growing mollies didn't put a dent in the algae growth. On the other
hand, you'll have some fine looking mollies to bring inside or trade in at
the pet shop this fall. Oh yeah, and they will be much hardier (Ick
resistant) than tank raised fish.

RGB (Zone 5 OH)

 
 
 

how preditory are gold fish and koi?

Post by dr-s.. » Sun, 02 Jun 2002 11:51:04


how fast do they swim?  GF and koi will basically eat anything fits in their mouth
and doesnt run too fast.  INgrid
Quote:

>I am thinking of either putting a few mollies into my pond, since they are
>really good at performing algae reduction patrol. Or am i just issuing a
>death sentance to the mollies by putting them into the pond with the koi and
>gold fish?

>Sameer

>change the two in my email address to a 2, when replying