05-29-2009, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Lupin
Stick to goldfish. Please post your location and possible maximum and minimum temperature range all year around so we can determine the best plan for you. Should it happen that your area suffers winter season, then the pond has to have a depth of 3 feet or more, or you will have to remove your fish and put in the tank indoors if the weather goes stiffling cold below 18 degrees Celsius. You might want to stick to common goldfish, comet or shubunkins. Fancy ones are more delicate although fantails, being an intermediate, will work just fine.
18 degrees celsius cold? Thats like really warm. Thats one of the reasons I will probably never be able to have a koi pond here in Wisc. during the winter you get quite a few days where the temp says below -18*C or below 0*F. Anything above freezing during winter is a heat wave.