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  1. #1

    Default 3000L / 800 gallon pond = Koi or Jags?


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    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    I'd go with the Anableps, being surface swimmers they'd be the most visible.

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    Both gars and anableps are very interesting fish. The anableps provide a lot of surface activity, which makes up for their lack of color.
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    William, may I suggest getting an arowana? they do great in ponds.

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    When/ if i see arowana I will def get some and shuffle things around as needed to make space. Rays wouldnt be bad either.
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    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.

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