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RE: Habitat and ponds

good point- I wouldn't have thought of that.  I don't think I'll be getting
anyfish- but I also don't want cooked tadpoles.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of TeichFlora@aol.com
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 9:16 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Habitat and ponds

Donna, higher zones might not have to worry about over wintering, but depth
is stressed here as well.  The water can get very hot quickly.  I am unable
put goldfish in many of my tubs because they cook.  Water is great for
but too hot for most cold water fish.  I use native Gambusi (mosquito fish)
mainly, and some tropicals (that I have to overwinter inside) in my tub
gardens.  The same depth requirements that apply to watergardening up north,
apply to the hotter climate zones as well....i.e. minimum of 18" for a
pond, 30" min. for Koi.....both needing aeration.  I'm not sure, but since I
don't get the frog tadpoles in my tubs, that they perhaps too look for water
that does not get as warm.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast

In a message dated 6/30/2003 11:03:01 AM Central Standard Time,
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

> With the flexible liner, you could make it any size you want Theresa.
> Here we have to go deep to over winter anything, but where you are, it
> wouldn't matter.

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