Lazy Koi laying on his belly

  1. W

    Walan20 Valued Member Member

    Should I get him another koi? He seems so lonely. Are koi compatible with koi? I'm worried that if I add another one, the older one will bully it, since it is already established. They will be around equal size.(Both 3 inches).


    Thanks for replying.
     
  2. LyndaB

    LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    I'm not that knowledgeable about koi, but have never heard of any that stay that small. I've only ever seen koi in ponds, with numerous koi. I know there are koi keepers here, so I'll wait to learn alongside you. :party0049:

    Edited to add: If I had a fish that was laying on its belly, I'd assume it was ill. I wouldn't think it was lazy. :;2cents
     
  3. OP
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    Walan20 Valued Member Member

    Well not on his side, his belly.
     


  4. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Is this in your 29G?
    No way should koi be in there! Koi need atleast a 500G tank or pond at the very least!
    So to answer your questions,
    No, don't add another
    Yes, koi do get on with other koi.

    Heres a pic of my 2 biggest koi in my pond, I would never put them in a tank
     

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  5. LyndaB

    LyndaB Fishlore Legend Member

    Ben, your koi are gorgeous! And the little ones in there are also koi?
     
  6. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Thanks :)
    See my thread which I started recently :) There you can find out whats in the pond :) The little ones around them are goldfish :)
    If you find all of my threads I have loads of pics of the pond and the fish :)

    Lets stop hi-jacking :p
     


  7. OP
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    Walan20 Valued Member Member

    We're going to upgrade to pond later.

    I,too, like your koi. They look like balugas!:)
     
  8. platy ben

    platy ben Well Known Member Member

    Haha, thanks Walan :)
    How big of a pond do you intend on having?
     
  9. OP
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    Walan20 Valued Member Member

    Around 1600 gallons. In fact, we're making it right now.
     
  10. Chris123

    Chris123 Well Known Member Member

    is the koi in the african tank now?
     
  11. OP
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    Walan20 Valued Member Member

    LOL definetely not in the african tank.
     
  12. h

    hyun007 Valued Member Member

    It is in his Tupperware!
    Just kidding.

    I want a big pond with nice Koi.

    Go for the high quality one if you can afford, they are gorgeous.
     
  13. kreuztraeger

    kreuztraeger Valued Member Member

    Yes, koi do well together. But ... if you are worried about space when adding another koi, chances are you already have too little room for one of them. Koi are made for ponds, not aquariums. You can't keep them like goldfish. They grow to be 3 feet long! They also live longer than giant tortoises. Some are reported to have lived for 200 years in Japan. Guess you didn't know what a great responsibility you took on when you bought it did you?