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Old 05-17-2020, 01:20 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone,
Last year I built about a 90gallon-ish raised outdoor pond. I had wild success with a massive colony of assorted red swordtails. This year I want to try something different (once things warm up!).

What do you think of me throwing a male peacock cichlid with 2-3 females into the pond for the summer? Probably Lemon Jakes... Wondering if they'd thrive and breed. I know there are large commercial breeders in Florida that keep their breeding stock in large outdoor ponds and they seem to thrive there. If I can keep the temp consistent, do you think I'd have success?

Any other recommendations?

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Hi Everyone,
Last year I built about a 90gallon-ish raised outdoor pond. I had wild success with a massive colony of assorted red swordtails. This year I want to try something different (once things warm up!).

What do you think of me throwing a male peacock cichlid with 2-3 females into the pond for the summer? Probably Lemon Jakes... Wondering if they'd thrive and breed. I know there are large commercial breeders in Florida that keep their breeding stock in large outdoor ponds and they seem to thrive there. If I can keep the temp consistent, do you think I'd have success?

Any other recommendations?

I've attached a pic from last year.
They should do very well. You may want to add a heater to prolong your breeding season, after all, you are only heating 90 gallons. Cheers.
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If herons find your pond, watch out. You may want to put netting over it.
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