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post #1 of 17 Old 05-09-2009, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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About a month or so ago we moved into a lovely new home in the country which had a nicely sized pond on it. Currently it houses many frogs(and tadpoles)along with a very, very large what I believe to be a goldfish(WE call him Frank =3)and three small feeder goldfish I've just released into the pond. But my dad wants something else to put in there, something that will keep the bugs at bay and would be interesting to watch. Naturally I want Koi, but my dad wants something a bit more unique. Any suggestions?

Here is a picture of our pond by the way, I'll see if I can get more. OH and we also live up in northern WA state, to give you an idea of climate...
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post #2 of 17 Old 05-09-2009, 08:06 PM
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I vote for koi too, they are just so beast.

After googling, you might consider Golden Orfes they are kinda like goldfish except they school and dart across the top of the water.They need good quality water though.

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post #3 of 17 Old 05-09-2009, 08:14 PM
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Try to find some of these: Freshwater Pond Fish for Water Gardens Mosquito fish

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post #4 of 17 Old 05-09-2009, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks :3 I'll definitely look into the Golden Orfes, though not to sure about that one. The pond is....more natural them man made/not conditioned or cleaned and kept and whatnot. Perhaps I can convince my dad to get at least a couple Koi, I just love them personally x3

Hmm....those little guppyish ones might be too small, Frank will probably just eat them :/

My dad has informed me that he wants something like trout or perch xD Goodness knows why....but would something like those or similar be a possibility?
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post #5 of 17 Old 05-10-2009, 01:21 AM
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hi Mbilyeu what kind of catfish is that in your avatar? hes pretty.
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Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark are cool

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Oooooh, I like that suggestion. Must research....
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hi Mbilyeu what kind of catfish is that in your avatar? hes pretty.
Syno Decorus, AKA Clown Catfish. I want another one, my pleco killed him. I have since gotten rid of the pleco.

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My dad has informed me that he wants something like trout or perch xD Goodness knows why....but would something like those or similar be a possibility?
Not sure about perch, but trout is a maybe. Depending on how big the pond is, would really be the defining factor. Trout really are schooling fish and can reach almost 2ft in length. From the picture is doesn't look like the pond is big enough for 5-10 trout, but you could always try 1 or 2 and see if they stay alive. If I were you, I would catch whatever I could at a local lake, and then put them in your pond. See what will stay alive.

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Syno Decorus, AKA Clown Catfish. I want another one, my pleco killed him. I have since gotten rid of the pleco.
What kind of pleco? Just curious...

Dragonfish- what a great sized pond. I wish I could have one that large!

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