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2 inch koi #1
hi, my dad has just bought 25 2 inch koi and i was wondering whether koi this size need any special treatment? he hasnt picked them up yet.. mainly wondering what to feed.. thanks!

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Re: 2 inch koi #2
Nothing really special, just make sure water quality is spot on and the foods small enough, small pellets or sticks and occisical live food
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Re: 2 inch koi #3
thanks! i didnt know he was buying them or i would have talked him out of it.. he wanted to put them straight into a pond with a new filter, but then i explained as much as i know about cycling and its ended up where im going to seperate a corner of my pond so they can go in there until he can get his up and running..
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Re: 2 inch koi #4
I hope your dad is building a big pond. Those 2" koi will be 2 foot koi soon enough, and he'll need several thousand gallons to keep them properly.

It's always a good idea to quarantine new fish.
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Re: 2 inch koi #5
were going to build the pond in my front garden as he doesnt want to build one at his house (dont think he plans on staying there long). im not sure on its size but i'll get the tape measure out when i get in..
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Re: 2 inch koi #6
right.. tape measure has gone walk abouts but ive guestimated it at around 7000 gallons lol..
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Re: 2 inch koi #7
So, is the pond going to be 4m by 5m by 1.5m deep?

That's 13ft by 16ft by 5ft deep roughly speaking to get that volume.

That's a big pond for a front garden. Do you have a lot of space? The filtration plant would have to be pretty big too.

Will probably run into 6 or 7 thousand pounds for a pond that size.
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Re: 2 inch koi #8
It sounds about right for the 25 pack of koi, though.
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Re: 2 inch koi #9
its a weird shape actually.. almost "s" shaped.. its currently a flower bed and is going to be a bit of a nightmare digging it out.. got our 1st baby on the way, due at christmas time.. so the pond out the back isnt really safe for children as it isnt raised at all.. im going to hunt around in the garage, get some proper measurments and post a pic!
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Re: 2 inch koi #10
few pics.. might turn this into a blog once we start.. dare say its going to take a while..

the idea is to dig out behind the wall then a further 3 foot down.. so ending up jus over 5 foot deep..

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