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Old 07-26-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Baby Koi. What do I do?

My parents have been out of town for about two weeks now. I'm watching the house + the pond. It's a pretty big pond.... but I couldn't tell you how many gallons. There are ten or so koi in it, some are almost two feet long.

Well, it's been really sunny, and so the pond has turned a really soupy green color. But this is probably exactly what we needed to have koi fry, because... here they are!

They're about 1 inch long and just starting to get color. What should I do??
I have an old 6gallon in the garage that I could get a filter + heater for, and I have 2 other tanks that I can take sponge media from to get the filter going. I could net them and put them in there. - but should I? Is it better to just leave the little guys where they are? They're getting food and staying safe for now.

Right now I'm doing a water change under phone directions, because there was a panic moment when I noticed that the pumps shut off sometime today- lost a fish. The other ones all seem okay though.

Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
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Honestly, leave the babies in pond unless your parents tell you otherwise. They managed to survive from eggs & tiny fry to make it already to an inch long!! It sounds like they are doing just fine!
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Old 07-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #3
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Lucky duck. Leave the babies in the pond, they already are a few weeks old being that they are an inch long and gaining color. All you need to do is buy some flake food, because the babies cant eat sticks, too big. I would also do a partial water change to reduce the algae bloom causing the green water.
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Ok! Thankyou!
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I wish I could breed show quality koi.
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or get a good uv light to take care of algea.
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