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nanaglen2001
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PostPosted: 2006.06.09(Fri)4:02    Post subject: Paradise Fish in "Pond" Reply with quote

Even though have onyl limited space, I installed a "pond" about 4 weeks ago. Its 90 litres, with some swimming plants and drifting plants. Then there are some emers growing Echinodorus and grasses in it.

There are already some inhabitants (Mosqito larvae and tiny snails)

Is ist possible to put a couple (male/female) of Paradise Fish in it??????

The "pond" is not heatetd or filtred. I change about 20 - 30 litres of water every 2 weeks.
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PostPosted: 2006.06.09(Fri)10:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

90Ls is fine, but how could dose it get in your area and what are the pond dimensions?
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PostPosted: 2006.06.10(Sat)7:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I have a recent pic at hand. The "pond" is about 90 x 50 x 40 cm (more or less).....in summer it can get pretty warm here, today we have almost 30 degrees. OK winter is cold here, but then the animals would be indoors, either in that "pond" or in an aquarium.


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PostPosted: 2006.06.11(Sun)6:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, that will be fine.

Most LFS keep them in heated tanks, so the best time to introduce them to the pond would be about now, but look/wait for a warm day to do this. Or alternatively you could keep them in a hospital tank or even a bucket and reduce the temp over several days. This would be the desired option.
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PostPosted: 2006.06.11(Sun)17:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

30 degrees celcius I assume.

As long as it stays well above 50 M. opercularis should be fine all year....if not they do well in the summer but you will lose lots of them if you try to overwinter them.

Macropodus ocellatus is said to need cold winters and I bet someone in Germany has them...but they are not common. I don't think anyone has them here in the US yet...
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PostPosted: 2006.06.12(Mon)7:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange...we (here in SA) have them in practically every LFS, and I thought we where behind Laughing

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PostPosted: 2006.06.12(Mon)10:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest I havent really read any of the temperature stuff but just going from the picture, I think theyre going to love it in there!
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PostPosted: 2006.06.13(Tue)19:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oscer wrote:
Strange...we (here in SA) have them in practically every LFS, and I thought we where behind Laughing

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PostPosted: 2006.06.19(Mon)23:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try some comet goldfish. I bought the two in my 35G tub from the feeder section. My pond is unfiltered and unheated. Temperature ranges from below freezing to 100F. The comets have been doing great for over 18 months.
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PostPosted: 2006.06.23(Fri)12:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, you have a real nice pond. The water looks very clear and quite algae free. How do you perform water changes?
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