View Full Version : 3000L / 800 gallon pond = Koi or Jags?

12-22-2011, 12:39 AM
The title says it all. I got a 3000L / 800 gallon pond to stock. My two main ideas it to move my 4 koi to it. They are now in a 400 gallon pond with some other fish. Or to get a few Jags, Dovii or possible friedrichstalii to go in their.

Some other alternatives I have been toying with have been pastel cichlids, tropical gars or anableps (four eyed fish)

Any thoughts or suggestions that might help me make up my mind.:help:

12-22-2011, 01:06 AM
I know it wasnt one of the chose choices but a red tail cat really looks good in a pond.May get too big for an 800 gal though.My fish shop had one in a pond about that size for years and it was menacing looking.

12-22-2011, 01:16 AM
Would be a nice choice but likely very hard to get a hold of here. I never seen one for sale at least. All other species I am mentioning (except koi) are native. Maybe when my import license get finished.

Something I would love to keep in there but that I only seen once in this country is a few arowana.

12-22-2011, 06:59 AM
I'd go with the Anableps, being surface swimmers they'd be the most visible.

12-22-2011, 11:43 AM
Both gars and anableps are very interesting fish. The anableps provide a lot of surface activity, which makes up for their lack of color.

12-22-2011, 01:29 PM
William, may I suggest getting an arowana? they do great in ponds. :ssmile:

12-22-2011, 02:46 PM
When/ if i see arowana I will def get some and shuffle things around as needed to make space. Rays wouldnt be bad either.

12-24-2011, 07:28 AM
With the exception of koi, color will be very limited for ariel viewing... I'd suggest a light substrate to contradict dark colored fish. Ever consider a paroon shark??? With their long fins, theyed look awesome from up top! May get too big though.