is there any small fish that can live in a outside

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Gage, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. Gage

    Gage Valued Member Member

    i have a 40 gallon garden pond what fish can i put in it besides goldfish and kio

    please help
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2014
  2. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    I'm sorry to say that with a 40 gallon pond you cannot fit Koi in there and the only goldfish you could fit in would be 3 fancy goldfish (as opposed to common or comet goldfish). Fancy goldfish require 20 gallons for the first and 10 gallons for each additional.

    Common goldfish and Koi can get to be well over a foot long and would require a much larger pond.
  3. endlercollector

    endlercollector Fishlore VIP Member

    Mosquito fish is about it on the Mainland. Platies have a pretty good temperature range but it has to be stable.
  4. LWormy

    LWormy Valued Member Member

    You can probably have white mountain minnows or guppies if you live in somewhere warm.
  5. lollipopkiller

    lollipopkiller Well Known Member Member

    what about sunfish or flagfish? idk where u live but they might work.
  6. Anthony10

    Anthony10 Valued Member Member

    It really depends on your winter, if the pond freezes every winter you don't have many choices. If it doesn't you will have a lot more. Some ideas:


    -- If the pond freezes to the bottom every year you can't have anything overwinter!

    - Fancy goldfish, unless the temp gets below 20ish degrees
    - Minnows, I know they aren't very colorful but you could have a around 20-30
    - Native fish, if you have access to a lake you might be able to net/fish for sunfish (Check if it is legal or if you need a license!)


    - White Cloud Mountain minnows, like minnows
    - Mosquitofish, kinda like a guppy, just not as colorful
    - Fancy goldfish, minnows and natives will also work


    -- Tons of choices!

    - Guppies
    - Flagfish
    - Mosquitofish
    - Fancy goldfish
    - Natives
    - Killifish
    - Platies
    - Mollies
    - And basically every fish you could have in a 40gal aquarium!

    NOTE: Make sure your able to keep the fish you choose in your area! In some cases it's illegal to own certain species!!

  7. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutch Fishlore Legend Member

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