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Juice
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PostPosted: 2008.04.04(Fri)14:20    Post subject: Pearlscale Question Reply with quote

Hello All.

I live in Massachusetts, and I have a friend who has a pond. I would love to get her a pearlscale this spring, but I am unsure if they can live outside during the winter.
Any advice???

If they cannot stand the winter is there a similar goldfish that could???

Thank you.
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lordofthesea
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PostPosted: 2008.09.06(Sat)3:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

pearlscales and other fancy goldfish can be kept outside in the winter but if the weather is particularly cold they should be brought inside. If the pond ices over it is most certainly time to bring him in. As you live in massechustts which can get cold in the winter, I would bring him in as soon as there is frost on the ground. however, to reduce stress you must fill the tank with water from the pond and provide him with oxygenating plants and a good substrate he can search through. try to keep the tank cool as this is better for him - don't let it overheat. common goldfish shubunkins, comets and koi can all be kept outside in the winter as can other coldwater fish with a more robust body shape like golden and blue orffe.

Hope this helps!
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PostPosted: 2008.09.06(Sat)10:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, less hardy goldfish should be brought in during the cold winter months. Good luck, I havn't any myself, but I absolutely love pearl scales.
The shubus, koi, and commons all need a much bigger pond, keep in mind.
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