What kind of fish would survive on a water garden pond?

| August 7, 2012 | 8 Comments

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I’m building a small water pond as decoration in the backyard, other then Koi, what kind of fish and other water creatures would survive in it? What are usually used?

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Answer by safetypins
guppies and/or gold fish. mostly guppies

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  1. Endler Guppy says:

    Guppies will not survive with out the heater, it’ll get to cold/warm.

    Goldfish will survive. That’s all about it.

  2. becca_mandujano says:

    Pretty much any fish that is not a salt water fish. Salt water fish tanks need extremely HIGH maintenence, and the wouldn’t survive in a fresh water garden pond.

    Try coy fish; These grow HUGE. My boyfriend has a few in his medium sized fish tank, and they will only grow big enough for them to have space to swim around with the others. If you put the coy fish in your water garden pond, they’ll most likely grow really big.

    Good luck!

  3. Josie says:

    My friend has a pond and she said the only ones who survived were goldfish and frogs.

  4. Laya says:

    Koi and Goldfish are pretty much the main fish that can survive garden ponds. Even if it freezes (Just the top, not entire thing) they can live up under the ice.

  5. David says:

    You could do Koi, but if it’s going to be a small pond I’d recommend against it. Koi carp grow very large and would outgrow a small pond quickly. Other carp may be suitable, but again do your research on their full grown sizes before you stock the pond. Your common goldfish is probably your best bet for a small pond. Comets are the most hardy, but again check for sizing.

    Guppies can live outdoors in a pond as they are cold water fish, but will not survive cold winters.

    Here’s one source for ponds: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/pondfish/

    Make sure you do your research beyond Yahoo Answers. You see some answers that are simply wrong.

  6. PetLover16 says:

    Some types of Frogs might work.

    good luck

  7. Kitty Whiskers says:

    In mine I had Gold Snails from the pet store that sucked up a lot of the Algae on the sides. Plus I had some Tadpoles too from the pet store that ate the Algae. Then for fish I had Comet Goldfish, I like the Sarasa Comets best. I picked the ones that were mostly white with only a little bit of orange on them because they were easier to see in the dark pond with my black pond liner. Have Fun with your fish pond! :)

  8. Leida Lin says:

    Pretty much any fish that is not a salt water fish. Salt water fish tanks need extremely HIGH maintenence, and the wouldn’t survive in a fresh water garden pond.

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