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    Arapaima with koi ?

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

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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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