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RE: Habitat and ponds

Never thought about it Noreen... thanks for the info! Everything here
freezes out. Guessing no matter where you live it is always something!:)


> 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 to
> put goldfish in many of my tubs because they cook.  Water is great for
> plants,
> 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
> water
> 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
> Goldfish
> pond, 30" min. for Koi.....both needing aeration.  I'm not sure, but
> I
> don't get the frog tadpoles in my tubs, that they perhaps too look for
> water
> that does not get as warm.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast

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