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Old 03-18-2013, 08:24 PM   #1 
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I want to get a paradise fish. I was wondering what is the paradise fishes care. I have heard they can live in outdoor pond but must be brought in for the winter. I was planning on getting some for my pond. I know that they are a labyrinth fish.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:29 PM   #2 
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I was interested in a paradise fish too but I believe I read that they can be pretty aggressive so I lost interest as I like to keep a very peaceful community tank. I'm assuming you plan on stocking them with goldfish and/or koi since you want to put them in a pond, so hopefully someone has some experience with that mix to give you advice.
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I have read lots of reviews and most say they are very peaceful fish. its going to be a 240gal. pond with lots of hiding places. they are going to be with goldfish, minnows, maybe some small bluegill, and some native fishes.
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Taken from liveaquaria.com:
"The Blue Paradise is a territorial fish that will defend its area from its tank mates. For this reason, it should only be kept with other large, semi-aggressive fish. It will also eat smaller tank mates. Adult males should be kept one per aquarium, as they fight as fiercely as Bettas."

These rules are sometimes only applicable to home aquariums due to the lack of space to establish territories, so it may not be an issue in a large pond. So is this pond still in the planning stages? If so, do you have a thread on the build? I'd love to have a pond of that size. One day, maybe.
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well we took it out for the winter. we had to replace the liner. so I need to build it again.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:03 PM   #6 
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #7 
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I know they are a type of gourami but I want to try. I know they are known to eat small fish. they grow up to 4 inches too. they will have plenty of room too.
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:11 PM   #8 
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what is the lowest temp they can be in?
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Not sure. I know they can be kept at room temperature.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:19 AM   #10 
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I keep mine in a tropical tank and it thrives. He is a ruthless and fish, but also extremely interactive. Mine gets a 10g all to himself. They do well in water between 70-80, but can do ok in water down(and a little bit below 60 degrees. But when it gets that low they slow down and are more prone to illness.

I would never keep a paradise fish in a unheated pond, unless you live in a warm tropical climate were the water will naturally stay around 70 degrees.
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