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    Quote Originally Posted by kntry View Post
    I've been told they can eat anything their size and smaller, even to part of the fish hanging out of their mouth.
    I'm going to have to do more research before I do this.
    I was going to post one of the many YouTube videos showing a Largemouth Bass eating a goldfish, but decided it was too offensive.
    The worst was "Spotted Bass Eats HUGE Goldfish!!!".

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    LOL, I think most of us here have seen much worse.

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    A few years ago I had the unpleasant task along with some other Florida koi kichi to rescue koi from a mud pond near the St. Johns River. Sadly there was a mix of wild fish in this pond. The koi were in pretty bad shape. Tail fins and pectoral fins of many of these koi appeared to have been severly damaged as if possibly eaten off.

    In another case, a club member had mixed tillapia in with her koi in a large swimming pool. The tillapia seemed to have reproduced quite well while the koi appeared grossly underfed. I noticed when pellet food was placed in the water the tillapia were much faster than the koi getting to the food.

    I do not recommend placing wild fish or game fish in the same pond with koi.

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    Thanks, Joe.

    After doing some more reading and talking to the dealers, I decided to not do this.

    I don't know what I'm going to do with all these babies. The eggs have moving eyes.

    At least I know who the male is now and can take him out so this doesn't happen again.

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    you could sing Lawanna's favorite song....
    "here kitty, kitty, kitty......."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntry View Post
    Thanks, Joe.

    After doing some more reading and talking to the dealers, I decided to not do this.

    I don't know what I'm going to do with all these babies. The eggs have moving eyes.

    At least I know who the male is now and can take him out so this doesn't happen again.
    can maybe sell off cheaply to make a $ for pond supplies or maybe find a dealer and do some trading for pond supplies???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by kntry View Post
    Thanks, Joe.

    After doing some more reading and talking to the dealers, I decided to not do this.

    I don't know what I'm going to do with all these babies. The eggs have moving eyes.

    At least I know who the male is now and can take him out so this doesn't happen again.
    Every year when I harvest my mud pond I have a thousand young. I give some to people helping and sell the rest. I keep the best 20 to put back in the mud pond and sell the following year. The fry in no way bother the adult fish and are fun to see them grow. Some years I get a harvest that will pay for all my koi food.
    Regards
    Eugene

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    Sandy if you get chickens or know someone that has them--chickens will eat the culls too...
    Lawanna

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    I'm going to lower the price to $15 and see if I can sell them.

    Lawanna, the babies are 8-15", way to big for chickens.

    The babies take food and growing room from the adults.

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    Craigslist....is one of the best places to advertise them...I had someone come all the way from Kansas and a couple come all the way from SpringField MO from my craigslist posting in my area...
    Lawanna

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