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Pond Tropical Fish?

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by DutchMuch, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. DutchMuch

    DutchMuch Junior Poster

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    We just got done making a huge 4000 gallon pond (rounded up its 4k gallons, maybe more.) and we are planning to get a bluegill of somekind, and that's all we have right now on the list... has a pea gravel substrate and a separate bog pond attached to it that's about a foot deep.
    Wondering if their are any tropical or sub tropical fish that are hardy enough to last over the winters in the pond (yes, I know the definition of tropical.. but what about some type of cichlid or something maybe? idk) which get as low as maybe... lets say 0F on an average winter...
    The actual pond area though, is 3ft deep. (a lot deeper than it sounds... personally I think its like 5ft because when I go in it, water is over my head and im 5ft 4)
    So would like some specific fish suggestions, im doing research but all im finding are the usual bland fish...
     
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    Oh and we live in north central AR, which if im correct is zone 7 or 8?
     
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    Why don't you look up more sunfish breeds? There's a ton of beautiful varieties like pumpkinseed or longears. I don't think any cichlids would handle temp fluctuations. Koi are the obvious choice and I know they are taboo but they are gorgeous
     
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