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ryuunami

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my pond. i did not build but have been fixing up each year. we just lost a beautiful tree behind. oh, and it took down my tree at the end of the pond too. this year, a full rework of the plants there. time to change, according to ma nature.

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marpol

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Hi

1600 gallons ,max depth : 3,9 ft

fish:

4x koi

1x gymnogeophagus balzanii

15 x corydoras paleatus ( peppered corys )

Polish climate

temperature in summer : 20-30 celsius

winter december ,january and february : night -6 celsius , during day around 0-5 celsius

fish all year in pond and they are ok

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Justepic

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That's a beautiful pond marpol! It definitely gives me ideas on putting gymneophagus balzonii and peppered cories in my pond with terrapins. I wonder how many other 'tropical' fish can survive temps below 10 celsius.
 

marpol

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when it comes to subtropical fish then only balzanii and other types of gymnogeophagus and peppered cory will survive in 0-5 celsius WATER temperature. IF there is minimum AIR temperature 5 celsius not WATER then i think texas cichlid and tilapia can make it for winter seasson. We must separate two things ,air temperature and water temperature , when air temperature is 5 celsius then water temperature at bottom of pond will be around 8 but only if you pond is deep enough - depth 1 metre and more. It wont work in shallow pond.
 
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when it comes to subtropical fish then only balzanii and other types of gymnogeophagus and peppered cory will survive in 0-5 celsius WATER temperature. IF there is minimum AIR temperature 5 celsius not WATER then i think texas cichlid and tilapia can make it for winter seasson. We must separate two things ,air temperature and water temperature , when air temperature is 5 celsius then water temperature at bottom of pond will be around 8 but only if you pond is deep enough - depth 1 metre and more. It wont work in shallow pond.
Ah I see, my pond is only 70cm deep so I don't think the texas and tilapia will work. I will have to see how cold it gets this winter, and you can be sure that it gets cold here in England!
 

marpol

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winters in Uk are warmer than in Poland so i dont think there will be problem with Balzani or other gymnogeophagus . You should focus more on question ,,if there is any chance that my turtle will eat my fish ''' ;)
 
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