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    Added goldfish and a koi to the pond

    I picked up a dozen gold fish and one koi today.. pond is only a few hundred gallons. Will see how they do.

    Any tips?
    2003 Coleman MAAX Collection Model 706 - 400gal

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    Re: Added goldfish and a koi to the pond

    Quote Originally Posted by jjdurrant
    I picked up a dozen gold fish and one koi today.. pond is only a few hundred gallons. Will see how they do.

    Any tips?
    Your Koi will soon be very crouded in that small pond. make sure you have good circulation and a functioning bio filter.
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    Re: Added goldfish and a koi to the pond

    All the fish died after a few days!! Argh. Any ideas why? Tips?

    Here is my pond when we first installed it (water is clear now) LOL.





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    Re: Added goldfish and a koi to the pond

    If you tossed that many fish into a small pond and it didn't have an established bio system, they probably died of oxygen starvation from the Nitrate levels.
    Start with maybe 3 gold fish and wait till the water has established the bio element first. Then you can add more goldfish. 200 gallons is too small for even 1 Koi since they grow quite large.
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    Re: Added goldfish and a koi to the pond

    Super. Thx!
    I assume any kind of gold fish are ok?
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    Re: Added goldfish and a koi to the pond

    I would think so.
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