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Shorty
08-14-2007, 12:37 AM
I do koi rescue, and continually pickup koi from very small ponds. It seems like goldfish are too small at only 8" for the average one, and koi won't stop growing and end up being 30" in a pond which is only 8' long.

I think the world needs a koi or goldfish that grows to an average size of 15". So how are we gonna make one?

Thanks
Shorty

Blammo
08-14-2007, 04:06 AM
Just stunt them for the first 2 years..
Little food, overstocking.
If a person lacking room or finances for 5 K plus gallons I recommend a different hobby.. Like pet Rox.:rolleyes:
Some do both ! Pet rox and koi in da same puddle. :no:
Those folks are on Da List :yes:

Leekinneykoi
08-14-2007, 07:47 AM
Shorty read this, there are some breeders experimenting with what is commonly called Bonsai Koi, here in the US and Japan.:yes:

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51314

Shorty
08-15-2007, 06:19 PM
Shorty read this, there are some breeders experimenting with what is commonly called Bonsai Koi, here in the US and Japan.:yes:

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51314

Exactly what I was looking for -- thanks !!!

Shorty