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Nas
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Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:41:24 AM »

im from the philippines.
i am planning to have pond with koi fish and some other fish.
what fish can i put in with the koi fish? that thee koi fish wont eat?
and does koi fish eat tadpoleS?
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Morris
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2008, 07:42:11 AM »

since you'll be keeping koi in a tropical setting, they should be acclimitized to the temperatures found there... if you're looking for other fish to house with koi you could try chinese high fin banded sharks, other medium to large cyprinids found in your area like carps, some larger species of catfish may work.... just make sure if you choose a non native species that they don't get into any of the local water ways...

koi are omnivorous... if they are hungry enough and the opportunity presents itself (and if the tadpoles don't taste bad or are non poisonous) they may eat tadpoles.
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kai
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2008, 10:06:10 AM »

koi shouldn't be kept with any other fish except goldfish, they have the same requirements
my koi never ate the tabpoles but my neighbor says that hers do
so you'll just have to try your fish and see if they do
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Mark89
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 10:07:15 AM »

Koi's are knowm to eat tadpoles.. but they can easily accomdate other fishes of medium sizes.. my koi even ended up eating my guppies..Sad(((
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Izzy
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 04:54:51 PM »

Koi should only be kept with other koi or possibly goldfish.
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Cheetah
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009, 07:41:56 PM »

I agree with Izzy.  Koi and goldfish should preferably be kept alone with each other and no other fish species.
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Fleabie
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010, 09:14:55 AM »

Koi will eat tadpoles, but if you give the tadpoles enough places to hide they will be fine. You could build a wall of rocks across one corner of the pond and put lots of pretty plants in there. It gives the tadpoles a safe place to grow.
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darren
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 07:49:54 PM »

In my experience goldfish and koi will eat tadpoles. Goldfish are more tolerant of poor water quality than koi. Koi are very intelligent and not afraid to push other fish out the way when feeding on the bottom of the pond.
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cngoldfish
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2011, 07:42:46 AM »

It's no big problem. But the fish size are better to no big different.
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Nevada
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2011, 11:54:42 AM »

I agree with cngoldfish.
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fantailer
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2011, 06:23:18 AM »

Not to say they eat tadpoles. But a 3 foot koi tried to bite my sisters finger off!
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iigwk
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Re: Can koi fish live with other kinds of fish and are predatory to tadpoles?
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2011, 11:16:03 PM »

Koi should only be kept with other koi or possibly goldfish.
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