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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-27-2011, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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good spawning plant

Hey guys. I'm loking for a good spawning plant in a 2000 gllon pond. Its about 2 1\2 to 3 feet deep. I'm wondering if there is a type of grass we could pot in the bot
tom. Please help
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-27-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Koi are in the pond btw
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-27-2011, 10:43 PM
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Any moss, hornwort, cabomba... Just to name a few...

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Originally Posted by Geniusdudekiran View Post
Any moss, hornwort, cabomba... Just to name a few...

All of that = koi food.

Get some big hyacinth. They make big roots that the koi can spawn in. They're floating so they're harder to eat but I can't guarantee it.
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Last year I had hyacinth in my pond, it spread like crazy covering 75% of the pond and that was the first year my fish successfully spawned. This year I had put water lettuce and hyacinth in there and the water lettuce is growing crazy, the hyacinth not really doing much. Water lettuce also seems to have a nice hanging root system so that could be another option.
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Utricularia has good fibrousy structure, but it will stay in a clump, not really grow along the bottom, as it needs to reach the surface to flower. Some of the fry may get eaten though, bladderworts are pretty cool carnivorous plants. otherwise, I would think water crowfoot; Ranunculus... I forget. if you have a sandy place i would think some Quillwort would work, or an Isoetes. But you'd have to wait for them to fill in. Best bet is probably the water crowfoot. No idea what zone you're in, but as long as you're not less than 4, these native ones should work.

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in my pond i added water lettuce after it spread threw out, my rosy red minnows started breeding and now i have more fish than i can handle (over 500 fry) so i would recommend water lettuce if you want a ton of fish
let me know if it works with koi
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