what are they? pics

koijoyii(NE Ohio)June 10, 2010

Koi? Goldies? I have koi and one shubunkin in my pond.

Some are 1/2 inch long some are 1/4 inch long

This one is blue and white with red around it's eyes.

Same fish as the top.


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    Bookmark   June 10, 2010 at 10:26PM
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koijoyii(NE Ohio)

Thanks pondaninal. That's what I thought, but wasn't sure. I lost my bluegill last winter and now there are baby koi everywhere. Looks like I'm going to be going fishing for a new bluegill real soon. lol


    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 8:46AM
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ccoombs1(7B SC)

Yep....they are koi. Be really careful with bringing wild fish into your pond though. It's a great way to bring in lots of nasty parasites that the wild fish can tolerate much better than our domesticated koi can handle.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 9:21AM
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koijoyii(NE Ohio)

Thanks ccombs:

I am going to see if the nursery that has been trading me plants for my excess water lilies will take them off my hands. They have a koi pond there, but I don't know if they sell them.

I remember when my brother had a 30 gal aquarium. He went to the park and caught a school of about 5-6 sunfish. He had them for a while before he saw what looked like a tapeworm that was growing out of the side of one of the fish.

Maybe I should go looking for a garter snake. Although I may have one living around my pond. I was sitting out at dusk the other night when I saw something zig-zagging across the surface of the pond. I jumped up to see what it was, but it dived to the bottom.


    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 12:43PM
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If you can quarantine a bluegill long enough to observe and treat it, then that would be better.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2010 at 7:49PM
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ccoombs1(7B SC)

Observing a bluegill for symptoms of parasites probably won't work. they are much hardier than koi or goldies and can usually live perfectly well for years with a population of parasites aboard. I don't know how you would treat a bluegill to remove parasites. Not all koi products are safe for use on other species.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 6:53AM
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ademink(z5a-5b Indianapolis)

I have had koi and bluegill cohabitating for years but they were all from a fish hatchery.

I have found the bluegill to be FAR more sensitive to water quality, etc. They are not as tough as you might think!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2010 at 10:57AM
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