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Re: Re: habitat/ponds

That is huge - a baby whale indeed. They really let you pet them? Now
that is interesting, never heard of that before! BTW - got an email from
NWF, I'm habitat # 38722. I forget who, Libby maybe? but someone asked
about that.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 28 Jan 2004 08:02:35 -0600

>I agree, koi ponds are much more work and less attractive. My 2" koi
>grew to be 4ft in 5 years and multiplied worse than rabbits. I wish my
>pond was not so deep.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: TeichFlora@aol.com
>Sent: 1/28/2004 6:42:23 AM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] 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.
>> Noreen
>> 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.
>> Eva
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