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Color changing Koi

Discussion in 'Fish & Aquaria' started by ZEROPILOT, Feb 1, 2019.

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  1. ZEROPILOT

    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Yes.
    Goldfish living in tiny jars or bowls is so wrong.
    But so common.
    Common Comet goldfish generate a lot of waste and grow very large. They need lots of room and some serious filtration.
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    AZtortMom Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I agree. I have 5 of these guys in a 50 gal tank with a 80 gal Filter on it. I’ve had them since they were baby feeders and I got them each for a dime. Probably the best fish I ever bought
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    It is rewarding to see "feeder" fish grow large and show their potential.
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    Quick shot of a couple of them
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    That's a pretty good shot of several "food" Goldfish in an area where I placed food.
    As you can see. One is a fan tail.

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    Could it be possible to have a pond for Opo soaking and koi also?
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    Beautiful fish Ed.
    I have a fan tail too, but he’s camera shy
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    I wouldn’t do it. Just for the fact of waste that would be in the water from the tort and the fish. Just my humble opinion
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    I think you're right
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    Koi are actually quite sensitive to poor water quality. There would be no way to control that with a tortoise who loves to use the "pond" as a toilet. Goldfish are the most tolerant of poor water quality, but I would think that would not even work.
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    I've seen gravel bed filters for ponds that incorporate a shallow area that actually would work.
    But the pond itself has steep sides and I'm not sure that a tortoise would be able to climb out of one like mine if it fell in.
    I've seen members with things like this. For the life of me, I can't recall who.
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    What about anyfoot's indoor RF area. He had some sort of pond with a filter. I'll try to find it
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    Craig's is beautiful. But the one I'm thinking of was outdoors.
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    Here's the link to the thread I was thinking of. You have to follow along with the process to get to the indoor pond area

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    Thanks for the link. What a great ambition job.
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    Thanks for the link. Very ambitious. All for some hard shelled creatures. I am envious
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    Craig had had some excellent success.
    Even though he doesn't live in a tropical environment.
    His animals are just as healthy as any I've ever seen.
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