Originally Posted by Kithy
I'm starting to think that keeping my comet much longer in only a 55 is just not good for him. I love him to pieces but he deserves to be in something bigger :X And I don't have money for a pond or an upgrade /sigh
Ya. I don't personally feel that a 55 gal is a good long-term home for a comet either. Your best bet is going to be trying to find someone with a pond or taking the fish to a local public ornamental
pond (this would be a pond in Japanese garden for example). I would ask around in your neighborhood first. There are a lot more people around with pond than you normally would think.
As far as finding a pond at a restaurant, you'd probably have to look pretty far to find a good one. Most restaurant pond are actually pretty small and usually less than 100 gallons. For some odd reason when people hear "pond" the gallons don't seem to matter as much. Goldfish are still dirty and need over 100 gallons. I see a lot of ponds sold that are just like 40 or so gallons; people just assume these are okay because it's a pond.
Another place you could look for ponds is at large pet stores. I know a handful around me have koi ponds. If you let them know your situation, some might be willing to take in your comet.
A final option is put him up on a place like Craigslist. Maybe someone is looking to restock their pond.