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Old 04-22-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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A pond in texas help!

What kind of fish can go in my new 60 gallon 2 feet deep pond? It is an inground pond and in north Texas we have winters of 10 degrees and summers of 110, what would be good fish that could survive these changes?
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Use a heater and a chiller
I know of no fish that could survive that
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A chiller is very expensive!
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Shade the pond with floating plants, trees, or bushes.

Overwinter the fish inside or pick coldwater-friendly fish.
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Two comet goldfish.
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Comet goldfish, can they survive the winter?
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Yes as long as you keep an area of open water with a heater or water flow.
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I'm in NY and back when I had a pond, my fish never had any problems surviving winter. My deep end was I think 3.5 feet. I never used heaters or bubbler to keep a hole in the ice. When the water temp starts cooling in the fall, I would stop feeding the fish and remove all plants. In the deep end I put in a clay flower pot that had hollow bamboo or stiff reeds or anything like that. Purpose is to keep surface from freezing and allowing bad gasses to escape. The fish go dormant and no problems. I had comets and shebunkin (Sp-sorry).
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