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Pond Myth #4: Koi can't be kept in a pond that also contains plants.
In a naturally balanced ecosystem, koi and aquatic plants complement and need one another. In nature, fish feed on plants. As a result, the fish produce waste which is broken down by aerobic bacteria on the bottom of your pond, which in turn, is used as fertilizer by the plants to grow and produce more natural fish food. It's known as the circle of life and to imply that koi and plants should not co-exist is to ignore nature.
On the contrary, fish naturally love to eat plants. And most of the time, they (the fish) will survive nicely without you feeding them all due to the plants and algae. On the other hand, you have to have sufficient volume of plants to accommodate the koi, too. In the naturally balanced pond, proportionality is always a key ingredient for success.
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