Koi will also eat fish eggs. So if your goldfish or koi within the pond, your koi may potentially see these as a fair meal!
Hello my father is building an extremely large Koi Pond (looks like a lake to me) in the center there will be a cascading water fall as well as on one of the edges too. After measuring and using a pond calculator it claims the volume will be 180,000 gallons of water. the entire pond will be 4ft deep he is very knowledgeable when it comes to building ponds , cascades, waterfalls and fountains. But we are clueless with Koi and Natural Plant life for this pond. What do you recommend as to the proper # of koi for this pond? The lowest temperature where we live during the winter is 38-40 degrees will we need heaters? What plant life do you recommend? Thank you for any information you can help me with, as I want to educate myself before we take on the venture of purchasing the fish.
Hello there i live in the eastern part of Greece in an island and I just made my first pond. I have many years an aquarium and iam really exp. of keeping fish. My pond measurements: length 2.80m x width 0.80m for 1.70m of the length and the rest width is circular pond 1.20m width. the depth o my pond is approx. 30 35 & 40 the deepest. I have 4 small koi and 3 small gold fish so far I would like to know (as i have read many articles about koi)if i can keep the fish in that pond and also is that true that the fish usually they grow depends of the size of their environment ? also the greek environment for the depth of my pond is it ok ? Thank you !!!
Japanese koi fish in a pond - Японские карпы кой в пруду
I have gold fish and koi in one pond.
A koi pond is a purpose built habitat for those lovely fish we call “Living Jewels” and as such, differs from any other garden water feature. To introduce koi into other types of water features is usually a disaster waiting to happen and though one can get away with it for awhile, the end result is predictable. So, instead of doing what so many do, that is dig a hole, throw in a liner, add water and a few fish, and call it a koi pond, we want to help to get it right the first time. You only need to do it right once but you can get it wrong over and over.Perhaps one the most difficult but truly critical aspects of building a koi pond is where we put it. The whole point behind doing this in the first place is to be able to see it and enjoy it so if we put it off somewhere in the “back 40” we might as well save ourselves the trouble. Ideally, the pond will sit where we can see it from the house all year ‘round. We may need to remove an old concrete patio or demolish or remodel a deck or even transplant or remove some existing plants or trees, but it will be worth it in the long run. Deciding just where it will go and what it might look like will take some imagination but that can be helped by using a rope or garden hose or even spreading lime to outline the pond’s perimeter on the ground. Then, viewing it over several days from many angles from rooms in the house as well as from the surrounding property will help in deciding the ideal spot. And finally, while we’re at it, we may decide to replace some windows with a larger expanse of glass so as to incorporate the outdoors with the indoor living space. This is an excellent way to heighten the enjoyment, particularly if the pond is close enough to the house that we can walk to that window and actually see into the pond and watch the kaleidoscope of colors as the fish swim in ever changing patterns.