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Guppies In A Pond?

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by Dreamer03, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Dreamer03

    Dreamer03 Member

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    Is it possible to pit guppies in a pond? I know koi fish and goldfish can be on ponds. But what other fish can be there? I have never maintain a pond for fish. Only for my turtles.
     
  2. ncguppy830

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    OF COURSE i keep mine out side in the summer for breeding purposes, and IMO they add more color to a pond although i wouldnt keep them with turtles or koi unless you want them all to be snacks.
     
  3. Chad

    Chad Reef Tank, Crustacean, and Puffer Enthusiast

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    Depending on temperature there are many aquarium fish that can go in a pond. Guppy, even betta, mosquito fish, flag fish, edler's livebearers, and more. Temperature is key really. 
     
  4. Dreamer03

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    Then probably nothing can go here. It easily gets to 125 degrees outsode during day. And i would prefer my fish dont become snack for other fish. But thank!!!
     
  5. Dreamer03

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    Maybe if some kind of ventilation was done. Do you think it would be possible? Winter here would not be so much of a problem. it stays in the 70s-80s here.
     
  6. Chad

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    Since I live in the desert I know about heat. For a pond to really work well here it either needs to have plenty of shaded areas with aeration like a waterfall or better yet to be at least 3-4 feet deep. During the summer the fish will hang out in the bottom of the bond or in the shade. Depth and aeration are key. I've seen ponds work great here in our summers which often get over 115 degrees several days in a row.
     
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    Then i will try that!!! I have a pond akready but only with turtles. And they like to walk around backyard or go inside house. Thats why i have never had sn issue with their pond. But well with fish. They wont just walk into the hoise or something. Thanks for advice!!! I will try that.
     
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    True aeration and depth are key. Also you can put a pond skimmer. just to be safe
     
  9. ncguppy830

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    you can put styrofoam to cover the sides of the pond if its above ground.
     
  10. Chad

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    That's true but in such a hot climate it shouldn't be above ground.
     
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    Yeah. I will do it underground. It is too hot to have it above. I'll see how big I can make it.
     
  12. Ludwig Venter

    Ludwig Venter Retired Moderator

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    As was previously mentioned..... ambient temperatures is vital in your decision to keep tropicals in outside ponds..... Here are a few of the fish I have kept in outside ponds.... and.... they flourished....... I have also done White Clouds and various species of Killifish.... I currently have BN's, Pearl Gouramies.... and Serpae tetras outside......
     
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    Guppies in a pond:
     
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    Swordtails in a pond
     
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    Mollies in a pond
     
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    Blue Gouramies in a pond
     
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  13. Dreamer03

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    Those are awsome ponds!!!!!
     
  14. Chad

    Chad Reef Tank, Crustacean, and Puffer Enthusiast

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    Perfect examples. Ludwig, how hot does it get there?
     
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    I like how this one looks....
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    or I should just go full out!!!
     
  16. Ludwig Venter

    Ludwig Venter Retired Moderator

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    I had those ponds in the Limpopo province Tc..... where worst case scenarios fell to minimums of 12 deg C (mid winter).... but averaged around 33 in summer... (up to 41)...... I moved to Kimberley about 8 months ago... where we do go into the minuses (in winter) and I have heat the ponds with 400W heaters in each....(about 2,000 +l each... 5 of them)..... In summer I can switch off again....averaging around 30....... (not nearly what you fetch in Arizona though).....
     
  17. Chad

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    LOL, yes, that's relatively cool at 33 (91.5F). I know a few people with ponds here, those with koi or goldies don't heat them at all, but those with flagfish, etc. have to even here but we don't worry so much about cool, it's the heat that really kills. I've always loved budgies and cockatiels but am allergic to them so want to keep them outside but it get so hot they just sit there panting, I finally had to just give them to someone who could keep them indoors.
     
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    Most of my pets are used to heat. But they come inside the house if they want. But it seems we are going to move into a new house....ill have to see how big the backyard is.
     
  19. ncguppy830

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    you should do a gaint pond and put 3 guppies in it, a couples months later youll have a million of them.

    i use this and dig in in ground.
    have like 10 of them , and keep mostly guppies and rosy reds in.
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  20. Chad

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    True enough!
     

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