new baby koi. (need help new at this)
K, we had a almost 5k beautiful approximately 1000gallon pond put on specifically for koi. Friends have us 7 koi. Couple butterfly and not sure what they others are. (Def not hold fish). We have a nice little set of aquatic plants that act as a bog. We had 90 plus weather so the water temp went up a bit. I purchased a couple barley bales which cleared the water after a mouth and it is very clear... Beautiful again. However I just noticed about 15ish small fish swimming around. I mean really small. They look like baby minnows. One or two are a little bigger, maybe an inch. I really want to keep them alive and I'm not sure how? I've heard koi won't eat them after they are born but will eat the eggs? But I've also heard they will eat the smaller ones? Do I separate the babies into another tank until they are big or leave them alone? There are large rocks they hide behind. And if I do need to place them in a separate tank, how in the world do I catch them? If I don't need to replace them, what do I feed them? I'm obviously new at this but it's fun and the kids love them. What do I do to keep the b a babies safe and one more question. I only have orange and white koi. Does this mean they will only be orange and white or could there be yellow, black etc
If anyone can give advice I would greatly appreciate it! My email is email@example.com.
Thank you Jeremy