Fish Other Than Goldfish

FlipFlopFishFlake

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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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