Fish Other Than Goldfish

FlipFlopFishFlake

Hey, I am considering setting up a pond in the future and was looking to see what I can put in it. The thing is, I live in Pennsylvania, and it gets quite cold in the winter (often going under 20 degrees, or rare occasions going under 0 degrees Fahrenheit) and it seems the only fish that people recommend are common goldfish and koi. While I like both, I was wondering if there is any other interesting fish species that could go in an unheated pond. I was thinking rosy red minnows, could they be kept with goldfish? I am willing to build the pond around the size of the fish.

Another question, how expensive would it be to heat a pond over the winter? Is it economically feasible for someone with a low budget?
 

75g Discus Tank

WIld caught fish(if legal) will hen best as they are used to the cold temps.

I would go out with a net and try to catch some species.

If that’s illegal, then it will make a fine ice skating rink in the winter.
 

BlackOsprey

Dojo loaches like the same temperatures as goldfish and are pretty hardy. As long as you don't let the pond freeze solid, they should be fine.
 

maggie thecat

Rosie reds make great companions to goldfish. Their softer color and sleek body shape really stand out in a small pond too.
 

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