Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:08 AM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 11:51 AM
Posted 12 May 2014 - 12:05 PM
Its around the size of a tennis court, maybe a bit bigger. It is likely to be expanded a bit this summer also. Temp in summer would not be above 19 I suspect. We have also had a few rainbow trout in there before (maybe 3), which grew well and survived for several years but the otter had them last summer..
Main questions is whether online dealers can offer just has good quality fish as those in garden/ aquatic centres, and value for money when buying a large quantity?
Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:13 PM
I removed the carp from my pond for 2 reasons. 1. They bullied the Orfe and Goldfish, causing casualties 2. They kept the pond so mucky that I had to clean the filters daily, and the local World of Water took them back, and the water became clear within a week
Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:55 PM
I know you are well up on this, much better than I am I'm sure. O2 and water temp are very critical for trout. Not many ponds in the Midwest US can hold trout through a summer.
I'd forgo common carp unless I came across a "deal" on some randomly marked koi.
Although they are my favorite angling species, carp are not called "pond pigs" without some justification.
Posted 12 May 2014 - 02:05 PM