Questions about stocking

zookeeper19

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Hello!
I have a pond that is about 7.5x7.5x2 ft deep with a small group of goldfish right now. I am located in northern virginia so it does freeze over for short periods in the winter. I would really like to add something like a longnose gar or bowfin, assuming my family is ok with the goldfish becoming food. If not, what are some ideas people have? There is not a ton of water movement, and it is covered about 50% with lily pads. I know sunfish are popular options, but they tend to hide away and are not very large.
 
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tlindsey

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Hello!
I have a pond that is about 7.5x7.5x2 ft deep with a small group of goldfish right now. I am located in northern virginia so it does freeze over for short periods in the winter. I would really like to add something like a longnose gar or bowfin, assuming my family is ok with the goldfish becoming food. If not, what are some ideas people have? There is not a ton of water movement, and it is covered about 50% with lily pads. I know sunfish are popular options, but they tend to hide away and are not very large.


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Tbh I have zero experience with ponds but experienced members will respond.
 

zookeeper19

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Mar 23, 2019
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That's some great info, thanks! Anyone have input as to what species, (mentioned above or not) that would be a good option?
 
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