View Full Version : Pond Stocking

03-03-2008, 02:32 AM
I have started making a pond and it should be finished this spring. The Dimensions are 5' by 8' by 3' deep. It will be heated in the winter and a waterfall will keep it cool in the summer. I am now planning the stocking for it. I am thinking:
my 2 comets
2-4 koi
some coldwater catfish?

My question is does anyone know of some coldwater catfish.

03-03-2008, 03:03 AM
channel cats would do ok in a cool water pond.You could certainly have more comets and a few more smaller koi such as some butterflys,possiblly 2-3 each.Good luck with the pond Im thinking of expanding mine to just about the same size this spring.

03-03-2008, 03:14 AM
How big do channel cats get.

03-03-2008, 03:21 AM
in a small pond,no idea.In the wild,3ft.There arent alot of cool water cats that stay under 2ft.Possibly a common mudcat you could catch from a creek or maybe a bull head as well.

03-03-2008, 03:24 AM
Are weather Loaches good for a pond

03-03-2008, 03:31 AM
weather loaches can go as low as 68f