Outdoor pond?

PurpleReign19

Hi all,

I have always wanted a larger, more interesting type of fish but my parents are against anything over 5 gallons in our house for space reasons. I was thinking about an outdoor pond and the type of work and money that entails. I would love to have goldfish or koi living in a large environment and I have a few questions. Is there any reason why this would be a poor idea? How much would something like this cost? I live in New England, it it difficult to do in places with cold winters?
Any comments are appreciated.
Thanks
 

smalli

Hi all,

I have always wanted a larger, more interesting type of fish but my parents are against anything over 5 gallons in our house for space reasons. I was thinking about an outdoor pond and the type of work and money that entails. I would love to have goldfish or koi living in a large environment and I have a few questions. Is there any reason why this would be a poor idea? How much would something like this cost? I live in New England, it it difficult to do in places with cold winters?
Any comments are appreciated.
Thanks
Im not a pond expert but i would buy a plastic pond outline thing then dig to the correct depth and width, then make it look nice like rocks Etc. Idk about heating and stuff
 
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Flyfisha

I can’t help you with the large fish in large tanks except to say it’s a long term commitment ( lifespan 20 years) and a lot of money to even consider koi in my country.

As a stepping stone to future ponds are you familiar with the needs of rice fish? They are suitable for a cold winter climate.

 
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LHAquatics

You can do an indoor pond too
 
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PurpleReign19

I can’t help you with the large fish in large tanks except to say it’s a long term commitment ( lifespan 20 years) and a lot of money to even consider koi in my country.

As a stepping stone to future ponds are you familiar with the needs of rice fish? They are suitable for a cold winter climate.

After some reasearch it definitely seems very expensive especially in a cold climate. Thanks for all the input!
 
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smalli

After some reasearch it definitely seems very expensive especially in a cold climate. Thanks for all the input!
one thing you can do is transfer them to a larger tank during winter but you will have to have some smaller fish like gold fish and not fullygrown koi
 
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