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03-14-2008, 03:56 AM #21
Platies make good warm pond options.
Wild type bodied goldfish are faster and can easily out-compete round-bodied goldfish.
03-14-2008, 04:08 AM #22
See, that's my dilemna. Florida is warm, but during the winter months, we do get a few days where we get frost. Mind you its not a deep frost, but that would drive the temp down on the pond.
I need to know what fish could withstand those temps. I am thinking either koi, or shubukins, as they are nicely colored, and don't get up to 3 feet in length.75 gallon planted tank with discus, GBR's and cardinals
135 gallon saltwater FOWLR work in progress and desperately need help
03-14-2008, 04:41 AM #23
Hay my dad has a pond and hes got ghost carp gold fish coy carp and shubunking that are fine in all temp' and we live in england! As long as you buy your fish small Size dont matter my dads fish never out grown the pond
03-14-2008, 08:32 AM #24
size doesn't matter?
why don't we all put a common pleco in a fishbowl then
03-14-2008, 09:54 AM #25
0Originally Posted by Levi
03-14-2008, 11:12 AM #26
0Originally Posted by Billythefishangelcakes (penny)
"The big fish eats the small one."
-- Sephardic saying
03-14-2008, 01:57 PM #27
Just because they are stunted does't mean it's a good idea to repeat.
Koi will outgrow it since they can hit 24-36".
Stick with varieties of goldfish. You can do either round-bodied (fantails, moors, etc.) or long-bodied (shubunkins, sarassas, comets, etc.).
03-14-2008, 02:04 PM #28
Just my (canadian) two cents but:
Why don't you see what kind of fish are living naturally in the stream and pond in Florida, and see if you can find some in a LFS?
sometimes there's really gorgeous fish, that we just don't know...
Sasquatch has a book on all the fish living in north america, perhaps you can ask him for some clue?
i know it doesn't help very much, but I don't know a lot about "natural" fish (I don't know the real term in english, sorry).21 gal: 4 Ornate, 7 Pencilfish, 1 Oto, 7 Amano, 1 Peckoltia-10 gal: 4 Betta rutilans, 6 Galaxy, 1 Cherry, 1 Hillstream -5 gal: 2 Endlers, snail, tiger shrimp-15 gal: 2 Peckoltia, 6 threadfin R.
03-14-2008, 02:11 PM #29
In most places LFSs are not allowed to sell native species, otherwise people would go out and take them all out of nature and sell them to the LFS.
03-14-2008, 02:36 PM #30
Owwwww.... Ok, make sense...
Sorry, that was the only idea I have....
Isn't there some minnow that grow large and can support cold and warm?21 gal: 4 Ornate, 7 Pencilfish, 1 Oto, 7 Amano, 1 Peckoltia-10 gal: 4 Betta rutilans, 6 Galaxy, 1 Cherry, 1 Hillstream -5 gal: 2 Endlers, snail, tiger shrimp-15 gal: 2 Peckoltia, 6 threadfin R.