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Thread: Do Koi / Shubunkins eat tadpoles

  1. #1
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    Jun 2004
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    Eastern Pennsylvania
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    Do Koi / Shubunkins eat tadpoles

    I have a small pond with 5 fish ranging from 7 to 18 inches long. FOr the past few years I've tried stocking the pond in the Spring time with a few tadpoles but I've never seen a frog around. This year I went crazy and netted over 50 tadpoles and introduced them into my pond. 24 hours later I could not find one. Do Koi eat tadpoles?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
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    Mentor, Ohio
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    Yep and they love them. My blasted pigs (I mean koi) will even eat toad eggs and tadpoles, which most people say koi don't like.
    Pam T
    hidaliheliga (let us all be happy)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006
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    I have WAY too many toad tadpoles in my pond. My koi and goldfish are only 6 inches and I don't think they have touched them. I have 1 small bass, and a bluegill too. Still have em.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta CAN
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    Wink

    I did the same thing you did, I went out and found some frog eggs watched them hatch in a bucket over a week then transfered the tadpoles into our pond, and then....Happy Birthday Fish! They went crazy gobbling up those little suckers. I'm sure my fish thought they had died and went to fishy heaven.



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