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    I am thinking about getting a 30 gallon tank and going to our local nursery and getting one or two koi. I know that sometimes they grow to fit their enviroment and it takes them a LONG time to grow.

    But I was wondering, are they as much work as the salt tank?
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    No. They are giant goldfish.

    You should wait and do a pond at your new house.
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    Im not moving anywhere LOL I dont want to do a pond here, he didnt give us a fence, im not giving him a pond LOL
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    Oops. Sorry. Had u confused with jennypage.
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    I wouldn't suggest putting even one koi (even a small one) in a 30 gallon tank.

    I have my one fancy goldfish in a ten gallon tank and he tripled in size in the past seven months, so we're moving him into a 50 gallon tank now.

    Koi are similar to goldfish in how messy they are, and they need a great deal of filtration and care (and room) to keep them healthy in a tank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennygirl View Post
    I am thinking about getting a 30 gallon tank and going to our local nursery and getting one or two koi. I know that sometimes they grow to fit their enviroment and it takes them a LONG time to grow.

    But I was wondering, are they as much work as the salt tank?
    We had a 30gal fishtank with a ton of fish - one koi (was a gift)

    Absolutely beautiful! But DAYUM they grow FAST and he was always picked at everything in the tank - the pipes, bubblers, tubes, plants and such would always get knocked loose and float to the top. We ended up having ot get rid of him - he was just too big.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProudArmyWifeD View Post
    I wouldn't suggest putting even one koi (even a small one) in a 30 gallon tank.

    I have my one fancy goldfish in a ten gallon tank and he tripled in size in the past seven months, so we're moving him into a 50 gallon tank now.

    Koi are similar to goldfish in how messy they are, and they need a great deal of filtration and care (and room) to keep them healthy in a tank.
    Your fish will keep growing in the 50 gal tank. They will ownly grow as big as their surroundings allow.

    Really, koi are pond fish, not tank fish.
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    I agree, koi are pond fish. I'd say just get goldfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcwant2be View Post
    Your fish will keep growing in the 50 gal tank. They will ownly grow as big as their surroundings allow.

    Really, koi are pond fish, not tank fish.
    I agree they need a Pond not a tank

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