Butterfly koi in a aquarium..
I am new to this forum and I would like some advice.
I am currently going to school in IL, but my concern is with my too small fishtank in Miami. It is being well cared for by my family, and the fish are fine, I would just like some advice on an upgrade.
In my 45-gallon hex, I know too small and wrong shape, I have two fish. I have one 9 inch red and white comet, but the main attraction is a foot long golden butterfly koi, not including fins. I have a very powerful back filter to keep things clean, but I would like to upgrade to a much larger system.
My family and I have discussed a pond, but the feral cat population in our neighborhood is way to large and too agressive. The koi in question was only 7 inches with fins when I bought it five years, ago, and it's doing extremely well. It even eats from my hand as good koi do.
Any advice regarding setting him up in a new home? I've kept lots of tanks in the past, but am a little scared to go so large. It sounds like a wonderful idea, but just a little scary. I'm interested in type, size, stand, and about how much should I be looking to invest in that kind of system.
Thank you very much, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.