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    It depends. If the pond was empty and they filled it from the hose, then they will have to add some dechlor or aerate the pond for a week or so to drive off the chlorine. Many koi people say, as a rule of thumb, that you can change up to 10% of the water without adding declor. The effect of chlorine on the nitrifiers of an established filter gets greatly exaggerated. Most pond people clean their filter medium with the hose, with no loss of nitrification. Even if they lose a lot of nitrifiers, a few small koi in a 5000 gallon pond will not raise the ammonia level in the pond significantly before the nitrifiers recover. I recommend they join the local Koi Club Check out this one. Koi people love to give advice.
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    I would split them out sooner rather than later... decreased number of fish equates to better water quality, which equals to reduced hormones in the water - which can lead to loss in size or wen growth - and more water volume per fish, so a lot more forgiving of water parameters... Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Glad to hear that he has got along swimmingly with the other fish! Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
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    Thank you for sharing the pictures man. I like how his scales are. πŸ‘πŸ½ He really put on some weight since you got him.
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    Welcome Kovi! Please read our guidelines for healthy goldfish.
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    So I had to take down his qt tank in a hurry the other day, ( home repairs) so I put him in with my other fancies and everybody seems happy
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    He’s big. Beautiful. πŸ‘πŸ½
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    Finally got a size on this thing. She is 9 grams. Quite the shrimp. She's getting some color though.
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    His name is Darwin
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