Different Varieties of Pond Fish
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Koi descended from the carp family and grow to 35 lbs. Therefore, your pond needs to contain at least 1,000 gallons of water. Caring for your koi properly allows them to live 50 to 70 years and beyond.
These yellowish-orange fish swim in groups known as schools. Golden orfes require schools of at least three to survive. In addition, you must monitor the water quality as they are more sensitive than other fish to poor water quality.
Goldfish, also carp descendants, share the spot of being the most common water garden fish, along with koi. Goldfish classifies into hundreds of varieties with the fantail and black moor being examples of the better-known ones.
A type of catfish, the plecostomus is an algae eater. But they are warm-water fish and cannot survive outside in the winter. A large inside aquarium is necessary to home them in winter because they grow as large as 24 inches long.
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