Can Ducks Swim in a Koi or Tilapia Pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by OreoPlymothRock, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. No, I have a Lake

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  1. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, me and my family are building a Koi pond, and then we are going to move in Tilapia. These fish are going to be eaten. Is it okay for ducks to swim in a pond full of fish that we are going to eat? Thanks.


    P.S. How come ponds without water valves or being filled in any way don't evaporate?

    We have 5 ducks, 4 magpies and 1 pekin.
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Ducks will enrich a pond with their poop, so I would not have them on the pond, at least not more than a few minutes at a time.

    Better for them to have kiddie pools or their own pond that can be cleaned regularly, I feel.

    Very happy to read you are planning to raise some tilapia![​IMG]

    Ponds that don't seem to evaporate generally are receiving some ground water, or there is enough runoff from rain getting into them that it compensates for evaporation. If there is no evaporation going on, the that would mean - based on what I understand - that the air would be saturated with water vapor, 100% relative humidity. That might make it hard to breathe.
     
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  3. StruckBy

    StruckBy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will make too much mess in a pond that small. The ammonia & nitrite levels will kill your fish in short order. Sorry.
     
  4. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for answering my question. I will post pictures of the completed pond! Thank you so much Amiga!
     
  5. OreoPlymothRock

    OreoPlymothRock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you struckby for taking the time to answer my question too. :)
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Looking forward to pics! Take care and stay in touch!
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