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Re: habitat/ponds

The one where the one butterfly Koi is in with some other goldfish, is 17 by 
20, 3 foot deep.  Unlike Goldfish, Koi will outgrow a pond.  They can get to a 
couple feet long or more.  Mine is about 22 inches and is 3 years old.  Got 
him as a baby, as a gift.  Koi ponds and watergardens are totally different 
ball games.  For a first time pond, and especially if it is smaller, I'd stick 
with Goldfish.  They are a lot less finicky, don't require as much space, 
aeration, and filtration.   
Just my opinion, for what it's worth.

zone 9
Texas gulf Coast

In a message dated 1/27/2004 8:14:59 PM Central Standard Time, 
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
So, Cathy, Donna & Noreen (and everyone on the list who has ponds), how large 
are your ponds and do you keep koi?  I was going to avoid them until I get 
the hang of the pond thing.  But I also am concerned that my pond may be a 
little small for koi.


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