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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Scared Koi

I have 4 Koi and 2 Goldfish in my pond. Every time I walk by the pond they quickly dart down to the deepest part of our pond. Am I stressing them out? - Anthony

If you are doing it all the time, then yes. Only occasionally, then no. It is natural for fish to hide when they sense a presence above them. (Think brown bear catching fish.) Koi are different because we train them to lose that shyness by handfeeding them. If Koi were never fed by humans, then they would not be friendly.

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