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    Thread: Koi ulcers

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      My koi are so much healthier and happier now a lot less food. At first all I wanted was to get them to grow really fast overfeeding them with an auto feeder which caused a lot of excess waste and lacking in the filtration department. The summer weeks in Bakersfield being over 95-110 degrees heat only exacerbate my overstocking, overfeeding, and lack of filtration. The trifecta as it were.

      Permanent solution to a temporary problem is get rid of the pond my wife says ��

      I’ve culled some koi I don’t like I’m down to 40 6 inches now or so and feed 1/10 of what I was feeding before. More often filter cleaning and weekly water changes. A little expensive on the chlorine conditioning side $7 for 700 gallons each week.

      I’m so happy when I went to Andrews koi international and looked at their $25 Japanese imported koi selection and found that most of my kois were similar if not better quality than the Japanese imported koi.

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      So excited that we have the golden empire koi show coming up on October 19-20th 😀
      Hope I can meet up with some American breeders

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      https://youtu.be/0wJeJQ1a-PU. Skip to 3:00

      Andrew grew 40 5 inch koi to 24Ē+ in a 800 gallon pond. Powerful filter water flow, a lot of feeding and 10% water change daily. Thatís a lot of work. It can be done
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      https://youtu.be/0wJeJQ1a-PU. Skip to 3:00

      Andrew grew 40 5 inch koi to 24”+ in a 800 gallon pond. Powerful filter water flow, a lot of feeding and 10% water change daily. That’s a lot of work. It can be done
      Anything can be done with the right amount of money but I'd bet those koi were not very happy
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      Just an update I culled my pond now maybe 15 koi max
      https://youtu.be/GQ7IeEUGGZI ��. Sad but had to be done

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      Just an update I culled my pond now maybe 15 koi max
      https://youtu.be/GQ7IeEUGGZI ��. Sad but had to be done
      Good call. When you first start out in the hobby it's easy to get excited over every sparkly, metallic, tri-color butterfly glitter dragon fish you encounter. But as you learn more about koi you'll quickly realize they are just your run-of-the-mill average low quality koi. The Pond Digger on YouTube has some informative videos he's done with Mystic Koi recently that discuss several types of koi and how to pick them. I've been keeping koi for a long time and learned quite a bit from that series.

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      Doing better now less koi. Better water quality and a lot less filter cleaning

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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      I bought them 5-6 inches AAA premium select
      I just bought 16 in x 36 inch 250micron stainless steel mesh to do a sieve filter then to k1 moving media. I don’t believe in swirl filters.

      DIY pond filter and hopefully save thousands
      Just to add here your pond is probably cycling and your fish are getting burned by ammonia. It can take up to 3 years (depending if you have a winter) for a pond filter to settle in.




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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      Those website the koi are way over priced $100 to $300 for some mediocre looking fish. Now those $3000-$7000 kois I really like. I can probably afford one a month after taxes �� and mortgage payment. I love the koi I have now maybe my taste will change later. Cheers and happy ponding
      Ok not meaning to be a snub but the plural for koi is koi.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      https://youtu.be/0wJeJQ1a-PU. Skip to 3:00

      Andrew grew 40 5 inch koi to 24Ē+ in a 800 gallon pond. Powerful filter water flow, a lot of feeding and 10% water change daily. Thatís a lot of work. It can be done
      With continuous water changes in a cycled pond yes it can be done. But thatís not your situation. Follow the advise above and start slow. Really until a pond settles in your going to be fighting.


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