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I had trouble getting clear pictures they are very fast and in an 'indoor 100L pond' in my bedroom LOL I am trying to get as much growth on indoors in warmer waters as possible over winter then in spring outside to a new pond. I started experimenting with home made bio filters and I amazingly came up with a cheap simple idea that is working suprisingly well. It consits of a basic pump a plastic cereal container because it was there and I took it because noone uses it lol and it is packed with polyester toy fill which I had many big bags of from making teddy bears... and lots of sponge. 2 holes one in the bottom for the pump I actually couldnt be bothered with hose so I literally stuck the filter right in top of the pump in the tank, and an outlet pipe at the top it has a little fountain effect that sees me running to the loo a lot LOL that was not intentional, the pump was too powerfull for the container and was blowing the lid off so I added an extra pipe and that fixed it, till a koi gets too close to the pump and the lid blows off well... noone sees it but me and after about a week running it I had very very clear water despite only 100L 4 small koi that poop nonstop. I still have to vac the bottom each day but its been running a few weeks and the water keeps getting cleaner. So I am planning a bigger better version for the pond.

I have had these Koi about 2 months and they have grown a fair bit already there water is around 23c and they get fed small amounts several times a day I hope to grow them really big, I have a lot of digging to do outside!

Enough of my blabbing here are the fish... I'll try for better pics when I feed them again. The biggest one is nearly 4 inches now, in the first pic he isnt as big as he looks he is at the surface and others down below him

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Thanks, what is the colour called do you know? I know next to nothing about koi types and colours, just the filtration husbandry side... they were $10 each at the pet shop. I know I like the metalic ones and always wanted a gold metalic.

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No idea on the name. Koi are illegal here in QLD, so know absolutely nothing...

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Oh that sucks...Ive seen video of some monsters fished out of the rivers up there... I would need to dig a dam... I had thoughts of renting a bobcat and digging something that might reach halfway to china and my mother put her foot down :(

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