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  1. White Cloud Mountain Minnows

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Are there somebody here who keeps and breeds white cloud mountain minnows? I needed information and advices from you guys through your experience in keeping and breeding them, especially those who live in tropical countries and those who keep and breed them outdoors especially in ponds. I've...
  2. Izzy's Hungry Bog

    Other Aquatic Environments Journals
    So I, like so many of us, have gotten into things with a little more plants and a little less fish and water. Mine has taken a more sinister turn. I have carnivorous plants! This thread is going to be part journal and part educational. These plants are insanely interesting and closer than many...
  3. Summer Tubbin' 2013 Journal

    Other Aquatic Environments Journals
    Earlier this year I saw some gorgeous pictures of a little pond made in an old barrel. As I did more research (one of the articles I found: Summer Tubbin' by John Sipes) into the idea I found that not only do people keep these for the beautiful pond plants, but they can also keep these tubs as...
  4. Izzy's Koi Pond

    Other Aquatic Environments Journals
    I have made a few threads and shown a few pictures here and there. I've finally decided to devote a thread entirely to it. Mind you it will probably go dead when the winter comes but for the spring, summer, and early fall I will be posting a lot of pictures here. I am not joking when I say I...
  5. Tropical fish in a canadian pond (for the summer)?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    okay so i have a150 gallon backyard pond circular, clean full of various pond plants and rock (when setup) right now it still has ice :P , i had goldfish but right before if froze, but raccons decided to eat 6 of my 8 goldfish, which was some shubunkin and comets, which we tried to keep our pond...
  6. Pond Plant Identification

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    I found these 2 different plants growing in my pond, can anyone identify these and tell me if they are aquatic plants?
  7. Advice for overgrown Pleco?

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hi! I'm new. Here are my 2 tanks: Display Tank - 25 gallon Freshwater fish tank Hospital Tank - 5 gallon Freshwater fish tank First off, I recently got these tanks and fish from people who took advice from the local pet store. I know that the Pleco is a really bad fish for what I have and...
  8. Goldfish training 101

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Okay so I have this pond with 4 comets, 2 shubunkins and every time I get anywhere close they run and hide into they're cave :( is there any way to attract them to me so I can feed them or watch them without peeping from a 10 foot radius -_- I just want them to get used to me or get excited like...
  9. Excess dirt removal?

    Ponds and Waterfalls
    Okay so I have a pond, about 250 gallons, and on the bottom there is much dirt that I can get with a net :( I tried to use a bucket and get all the water out but I didnt work :/ any ideas? Ps my waterfall pump isn't on yet, but I'm just wondering if there's any techniques to get it out? Thx...
  10. Please help me ID this fish!

    Freshwater and Tropical Fish
    Hello all! I am an expat living in southern China. This past summer I built a turtle pond in my backyard and caught some feeder fish from a neighboring lake. Now I am shutting the pond down for the winter and preparing my turtles to brumate. I have caught what was left of the feeder fish in the...
  11. what kinds of fish can be kept in a pond?

    Ponds and Waterfalls
    so, i have a pond that i think i will be setting up soon, but i have no idea what i should put in it. i dont really know how many gallons it is, so lets just say 20 gallons, because id rather give a fish extra room than not enough. so, what fish are good pond fish that would do well in a 20...
  12. Frozen over pond questions

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    Hey there, I have a pond containing common goldfish and a comet. Living in the UK some winters can be brutal like last winter where my pond froze over for atleast 2 weeks and i was wondering about a few things... 1. Is it true that the fishes go into a state of hibernation while under the ice...
  13. My Mission: To create some kind of noticable life in the creek behind my house

    Ponds and Waterfalls
    There is a creek behind my house that runs around the neighborhood, and me and my friends often go out there to hang out as theres benches, no one around, and just pretty peaceful. However, thats where my problem comes in, its TOO peaceful. Kinda boring sometimes. Ive seen some tadpoles down...
  14. i finally caught my elusive goldifish!...but some bad news

    Beginner Freshwater Aquarium
    some of you may know that for some years i've kept a goldfish in my outdoor pond. on various occasions i've caught him to put in tanks, the last time being some time late last year. anyway for ages now i've been trying to catch him because since realising my pond was most likely infested with...
  15. Can you use plants from a pond in your tank?

    Beginner Planted Aquarium
    i have a pond in my backyard and there is a plant that i really like growing in it. i was wondering if it would be possible to add it to my tank? but i dont know how to make sure theres no bacteria going with it, i dont want to kill all my fish because of one plant. anyone have suggestions on...
  16. Bullhead Fry... Need Help

    hi everyone the other day my mom and i went fishing and i caught 6 bullhead fry. we brought them home and plan on putting them in our pond. however we want to wait for them to mature and get a bit larger before releasing them so that nothing will eat them. they are barely an inch long at the...
  17. An intimate look at my monster amazonian fish

    Freshwater Journals
    Here is a new video of the fish in our 1500 gallon indoor Amazonian pond. Aquatic Design Specialties is dedicated to helping preserve and better understand the worlds fresh water fish. Even if it is only one at a time. http:// All but a few of our...
  18. A Hybrid Indoor Pond???

    Ponds and Waterfalls
    Hmm... i dont really know how to go about explaining this but anyways, here goes: The structure I think the best way to describe what i've got would be as a small indoor swimming pool in the middle of my living room. Its got a valve controlled inlet on the side and a drain at the bottom...
  19. Neo hobbyist from Manila

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi Guys, I'm from Manila, Philippines and I sorta bump into this site while checking out some informations on filtration devices advisable for freshwater tanks and aquarium. I'm just about 3months old in the hobby after a friend of mine gave his 40gallon tank to me, which at that time I...