What Is The Minimum Amount Of Water A Koi Needs For It To Grow Normally?

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I hear a lot of people say that placing fish in small tanks or ponds would stunt its growth, I do want to know if how big a pond is for koi fish to naturally grow into its maximum size. Pond size or gallons/liters per fish.

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When we say stunted, what that means is that the body stops growing, but this doesn't restrict organs from growing. Normally this kills a fish. You can't give a koi a gallons measurement because you need to factor in width and lenght of the aquarium also. I would say 200 gallons for one fish but not a 200 gallon aquarium because it isn't wide enough. I hope that makes sense
 

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Adult koi (depending on which source you go with), need anywhere from 250-500 gallons per fish with suitable filtration and maintenance.
 
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