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Discussion in 'Coldwater Fish and Ponds' started by SConrad, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. SConrad

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    i bought an outdoor pond this weekend and installed it, added my three common goldfish and so far they're doin good. it's a ninety gallon pond. can i add my fancy to the pond also? i have a warm water tank and don't want the fancy to be in there anymore(i know they're coldwater) so should i put him/her out there too?
     
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    I think the fancy goldfish would have a harder time getting the food with the common goldfish being in there. I would put them in there but make sure they are getting plenty of food. :thumbs:
     
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    yeah, they were all in the 29 together(gotta update the sig)_ and everyone got plenty of food...two of the commons are well over a year old, almost two and the other i got in october i think....thanks for the reply so quickly raechal
     
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    they should be ok in there.
     
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    I had 3 red cap orandas (3 inches) with comets (4 inches) and small Koi (5-6 inches) im my 100 gallon pond (in profile). They lived a very long time and seemed not to have trouble competeting for food because I scattered the food pretty good when I fed them. They lived for about 2 years untill one day a heron decided to make sushi out of them. :grr:
     
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    I had fancies all to themselves in a 55 gallon once and when I decided to switch to african cichlids I gave them to my cousin who has a similar sized pond as yours. I thought my fish were big happy and healthy until I saw her massive bodied fancies!! They were more than happy in there with the "big boys" which were commons and comets. She did make sure to feed them plenty of duckweed I think it was...along with plenty of pellets and other things. Just make sure they all get a bite...and prepare to be taking lots of babies to the fish store. hehe
     
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    lol, thanks guys..i realy thought i would be getting a lot of "NOOOO!!!" but glad i didn't
     
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    some will say yes some no lol but the fish will be fine as long as you put them out when the weathers fairly decent sos not to shock the system with a short sharp shock,i keep my fancys along with my koi and comets etc and they over winter fine outdoors although some claim they wont,i kept a black moor in a pond for several years ,

    cold water fish should be in a pond and dont let any of these softies who keep em in nice warm tanks tell you otherwise :hyper:
     
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    Its up to you, if you think they can get enough food then give it a try. It also depends how cold your winters are, they will not be able to withstand the temperatures that Common Goldfish can.
     
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    thanks, they're all out there now...just hopin for the best :)

    right now im still feedin the old flake food, this weekend i will be getting some floating sticks so that they can get it easier..

    thanks for all the help guys
    -steven
     

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