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Andy
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PostPosted: 2003.04.30(Wed)19:33    Post subject: archer fish in ponds Reply with quote

can archer fish be kept in ponds?
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PostPosted: 2003.05.01(Thu)12:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion, Yes, If you can keep the temp between 75-82 degree's, I think they would be fine.

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PostPosted: 2003.05.01(Thu)15:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Soutnern California. Is there any cHANCE OF KEEPING KOI W/ THEM?
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PostPosted: 2003.05.01(Thu)15:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't think so. I imagine koi would veiw them as a tasty snack: that's an expensive snack for you to provide.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.01(Thu)18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

SherryNE wrote:
I wouldn't think so. I imagine koi would veiw them as a tasty snack: that's an expensive snack for you to provide.


I doubt it. Confused Koi really arent predators and I doubt they would be fast or agile enough to catch them even if they wanted to. Archers can also reach a formidable size of around a foot.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.01(Thu)20:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Archers and koi need different water temperatures and conditions. And yes, koi can be lightning quick, and I have no doubts that they could eat an archer, not after seeing a few harmless comets pick apart a crayfish...
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PostPosted: 2003.05.01(Thu)21:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. I was not commenting about the water conditions and your are correct they do indeed.
2. As fast as any Koi can be a archer could still move faster. Koi tend to be on the fat side Razz
3. As I stated before they are not preds they are more on the scavenger side getting a meal where they can, and a well feed koi wouldnt want to waste the time or energy it would take to hunt the archer down.
4. how is a crayfish a good example of a pondcarplike fishes killing ability? A crayfish is a slow moving bottom dwelling crustacean the other a large speedy surface dwelling fish yah thats brilliant. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: 2003.05.01(Thu)21:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your pond is large enough for Koi, keeping them with Archer fish shouldn't pose much of a problem. Archer fish would make a terrific additions to a pond in semi-tropical climates. I'd hadn't considered Archer fish for my pond, but I'm seriously considering adding a couple when the "new" pond is finished and is ready to re-stock.
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PostPosted: 2003.05.07(Wed)15:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

aren't archer fish a brakish fish? or can they be kept in freshwater tanks?
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