12-21-2011, 11:39 PM #1
3000L / 800 gallon pond = Koi or Jags?
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.Do as I say. Not as I do.
12-22-2011, 12:06 AM #2
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, 12:16 AM #3
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.Do as I say. Not as I do.
12-22-2011, 05:59 AM #4
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12-22-2011, 12:29 PM #6
William, may I suggest getting an arowana? they do great in ponds.
12-22-2011, 01:46 PM #7
When/ if i see arowana I will def get some and shuffle things around as needed to make space. Rays wouldnt be bad either.Do as I say. Not as I do.
12-24-2011, 06:28 AM #8
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.