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Arapaima with koi ?

Discussion in 'Ancient Fish' started by ckyap, May 12, 2008.

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  1. ckyap

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    Hi .. everyone .. anyone has experienced or seen arapaima mixing with koi fish ? ...... Thanks . in advance ....
     
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    yeah! in a lfs. but the koi's size if somthing that wont fit in the gigas mouth.
     
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    :iagree:
    Koi will be eaten as soon as the aparima can manage it.
     
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    I raise two gigas with some kois
    they just dont fit in gigas mouth.
     
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    That would be an expensive meal. I wouldn't suggest it for too long.
     
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    what about the koi at 83 degrees....might be to warm for the koi

    if would guess well fed pimas might leave them alone
     
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    Yeah, koi are not a tropical fish by any means. And arapaima do best in fairly warm water. I can't see them mixing well.
     
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    Just before I said that, today I saw that my two kois were eaten by my biggest gigas, the only that can manage to eat them.
    As long as that were enought food, I didn't realize they would eat the kois.
    well, at least he ate very well.

    lesson to remember, always put biggest kois with gigas
     
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    HI .. thank for all the advise .. how big a koi is considered as big ? ... how many inches ? What is the safe size ... that a fish .. can swim with an arapaima ? .. thanks :)
     
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    that's difficult to say, the gigas has a large mouth.
    that means the fish should be at least twice as bigger than his mouth open. ehehehehehhe
    I'll let johnptc answer that.
     
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