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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Koi and Grass Carp

We have a Koi in our extremely natural pond who is about 18" long and very healthy. (Pacific Northwest). We need to bring in a couple of grass carp to eat the weeds. will the Koi and the grass carp have any problems "getting along?" Thank you for your help. - MaryAnn

If grass carp are docile and non-territorial, then they get along with your Koi. I've had no experience with grass carp, so I don't really have a definitive answer for you. Make sure it is OK to stock your pond with grass carp with your local Department of Natural Resources before you go ahead and do it. Here is some info from the Texas Parks and Wildlife website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/water/habitats/private_water/gcarp.phtml.

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