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    Thread: Can I safely add some huge fancy goldfish to a pond already stocked with small fish?

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      Can I safely add some huge fancy goldfish to a pond already stocked with small fish?

      I have an 18k pond that I recently finished, currently stocked with a little under 50 goldfish, comets, orandas, ryukin, etc. most of which are less than 2" in size. There are two 6" shubunkin who are "in charge".

      I have the opportunity to accept some rescue fish, there are three full-size fancy goldfish, a ryukin, a black more, and an orange telescope eye. The bodies might be as large as lawn bowls, with huge flowing fins. If put on a scale, maybe they weight 30x the average size of the other fishes in the pond.

      I'd quarantine the new fish for a month at least, but other than that, is it safe to introduce these huge fish among the smaller fish?

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      After they have been quarantined, it should be fine to put them in the pond. I have small & large goldfish in my pond and they get along just fine.
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