Tub ponds and tropicals outdoors

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this thread is about tub ponds,filterless ponds,tropical fish outdoors,exotic fish for ponds and anything pond related that you guys want to ask or mention
 
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What's a tub pond is any water holding receptacle, it can be a 55 gal drum,plastic container,waterholding pot,stock tank ,kiddy pool etc.

You fill it with water, some aquatic,semi aquatic or floating plants and then a low stocking density of fish or shrimp, if done right than you need no mechanical filtration
 

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Benefits of tub ponds:
Increased immune system
Better colors
Cheap
Fish often breed readily and fry have food.
Fish grow bigger and faster
Fish get food such as insects,plankton and algae.
 

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Great fish for begginers to tub ponds:
Endlers
Mollies
Swordtails
Platies
Mosquitofish
Most betta species
Many gouramis
Tiger,rosy, and other barbs
Paradise fish
 

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Tropical fish
Tropical fish often do great in ponds as long as the water isn't cold, you can keep blue acei,platies,goldfish and tigerbarbs in the same pond and the fish will look simply amazing when they come out at the end of the season!

Many of the aggression and territory problems disapear in ponds, which makes keeping them together easier.

guppies can eat algae from the sides of goldfish ponds,and produce fast enough that if there's a few places to hide,than you'll likely have more at the end than you put in.

Green terrors grown in ponds look way better than those grown in tanks,and green terrors do well with goldfish and koi.

Tiger barbs and tinfoil barbs tend to be better behaved in ponds.

Clown loaches grow faster in ponds, likely due to unprocessed algae in the ponds.
 

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Other tropicals for pond
Tilapia species
Geophagus
Frontosa
Oscars
Plecos
Red Devils
Venustus
Baka sharks
Leperinus
Jack Dempsey
Archer fish
Mangrove snapper
 

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Want to make money with a goldfish pond?
Stock lake chubsuckers
They are in high demand as bait and forage species
 

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Turtles can be raised in outdoor ponds in the summer months, just make sure they can't run away (they can climb fences).

In ponds turtles usually don't spend energy harassing fish, so you have more leeway with stocking, you also get free uvb rays
 
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