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RE: habitat/ponds

I don't think they are more finicky, but they are messy. Spawning season
(ha, season it is always!) they tend to dump my plants, no matter how
big of a pot or how many rocks... and they also create more waste.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of cathy carpenter
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 2:57 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] habitat/ponds
> Everyone says koi are finicky, but mine have always seemed most
> adaptable. I just wish they would stop reproducing!
> Cathy
> On Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at 06:42 AM, TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:
> > The one where the one butterfly Koi is in with some other goldfish,
> > 17 by
> > 20, 3 foot deep.  Unlike Goldfish, Koi will outgrow a pond.  They
> > get to a
> > couple feet long or more.  Mine is about 22 inches and is 3 years
> >  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.
> >
> > Noreen
> > zone 9
> > Texas gulf Coast
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