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    Need someone to answer.

    I've had koi for a couple years now and I don't know a whole lot about it. I'm 14 years old and I'm pretty interested in koi strangley. Last year 2 of my koi had babies. We have them(fry) in a seperate pond and I'm worried we've been feeding them too much. The pond is pretty polluted. We are currently trying to sell them and whenever we try to catch them the pond gets really really dirty with all the debris flying around and couldn't figure out why. How can I get all the stuff out and how often do I feed them? Will I have to change the water completely?

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    syphon out about 20% of the water from the deepest part of the pond and then refill the pond with declorinated water.
    that is just some place to start.

    now, if you will give some more information about your pond and koi, the folks here can help you make a more healthy envirionment for them.
    lets start with:
    how big is your pond, deep and how many gallons?
    how do you have it filtered?
    how many koi and their sizes?...or is this a pond with only the fry?
    other species living in the pond with them, what and how many?
    plants?
    rocks?

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    I'm guessing it's only around 250 gallons since it's a already carved little pond. It has 2 shelfs on both sides that aren't deep at all and the deeper part is maybe one and a half feet deep or 2 feet. And It has a little pump that filters it also. The koi(I don't know how dig they have to be to be considered koi) are maybe 1nch long and there are 30-50 im guessing. We sold alot where we live. We just put a Pleco in with them so he can feed on the algea he is as big as the koi. There are a couple plants on the shelfs. Some rock at the bottom but not much and you can't even see it with all the junk at the bottom.

    Thanks for your help(:

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    koi are koi from the day they hatch how big they are is not what makes them a koi.

    I take it this is your set up for the babies while they are getting sold?
    with no filtration you should be doing daily water changes and I would add an air stone for them

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    I'm not the smartest person in the world ahaha. I was pretty much saying I didn't know when they aren't considered "fry" anymore. Do you think I could by an airstone at a local store or do you think I will have to buy one online?

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    I would think there is a air stone and small pump at any pet store to meet you needs
    just remember this is a very temporary situation and not by any means how the koi should be kept long term, I hope you sell the rest very soon, good luck

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