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Baby fish and adding fish

Posted by Gasnick WA (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 2, 11 at 17:00

Two questions; have 1500 gal pond with about 30 grown goldfish who have been there many years. Have only re-produced once and only a few survived. Why have they only produced once. Have plenty of lillies, rushes and have added some bottom grass plants, where I hear they lay eggs.

What other kind of fish, (except Koi) can I add to pond that are unlikely to introduce diseases. Any special process on how to introduce or what to treat new fish with, to reduce chance of infection.


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RE: Baby fish and adding fish

No offense intended but why do you want more fish? That is plenty for that many gallons....

RE: Baby fish and adding fish

They probably are reproducing but with 30 adult goldfish eating the eggs and fry, offspring does not have the chance to survive. I had that happen one summer when I left the previous year's babies in the pond. All the eggs and fry were consumed.

If you had fewer fish maybe the fry would be able to survive.


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