Releasing goldfish in a pond?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

    Mar 29, 2011
    I have 2 goldfish one is about an inch and the other is about 3 inches long. Would it be ok if I rehomed them into a big pond?
  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I would ask what sort of pond, and where. If it a pond on your property or a friend's property, than fine, otherwise not. Releasing non-native species is a bad idea. I have a goldfish pond, if my fish get out, they die. Don't release into a pond in a park or other public space, or into a natural waterway. You have the non-native species factors, the chance of putting disease into a natural habitat, and the prospect of putting pets on the predator menu.
  3. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    I there are any other fish in there, they will get eaten in a heartbeat. We have a pond just for our goldfish and some are almost 6 inches long now. All started as carnival fish and we just threw them in the pond.
  4. claudicles

    claudicles Chirping

    Mar 26, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    If you put them in a pond and protect them from predators within a year they will grow up to a foot. I'll never keep goldfish in a tank now I have seen how they can grow. The pond needs to be big enough to keep the water fresh, or heavily planted, or filtered though. Goldfish thrive in a pond.

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