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Old 08-05-2012, 01:16 AM   #1 
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I have a 150gal outdoor pond (in the shade) and was wondering if I could put multiple females in there with koi and goldfish? Just an idea, but I wanted to check before I tried it. The koi and goldfish do just fine with guppies and mollys and such.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:22 AM   #2 
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I have a 150gal outdoor pond (in the shade) and was wondering if I could put multiple females in there with koi and goldfish? Just an idea, but I wanted to check before I tried it. The koi and goldfish do just fine with guppies and mollys and such.
Well, the common argument I find is that Bettas are tropical, while goldfish and koi are not. Also, goldfish have long flowing fins.. and from what I've heard, even females will sometimes target them. I do hope that someone more experienced will come along to answer this, but I see no compatibility between them.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:36 PM   #3 
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I'm kinda new to fish. What do you mean by tropical? Warmer water? And would it help that these are somewhat larger goldfish?
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Sounds to me like your pond is overcrowded as it is.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #5 
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Sounds to me like your pond is overcrowded as it is.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:59 PM   #6 
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I'm confused. I only have one koi and a couple of goldfish in it right now. It's overcrowded?
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #7 
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yes a koi easily will outgrow that pond. It should have a minimum of 500 gallons IMO. 1,000 is the best.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:23 PM   #8 
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Also betta,koi and goldfish shoul never ever be mixed together you're just asking for trouble.
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