Types of fish?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckLover179, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    The vet said ducks this size will need a larger swimming space. Going to home depot to pick up a large pond, filter, etc.

    We wanted to add fish to encourage the ducks to come in and swim, but I don't want them to be eaten. I know some have had luck with koi (But they're so expensive!). Are there any other fish that the ducks won't eat? Would they eat pleco?

  2. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Shubkins aren't as expensive as Koi and do get at least as big as some Koi. Also Large Fantail Goldfish.
  3. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2010
    Central, FL
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    Forget it. Unless you put something the size of full grown pike in there, your ducks are going to eat your fish. They don't have to be able to swallow the fish whole; they can take bites out of the fish and eat it piecemeal.

    I don't really recommend pike as they will eat your ducks.

    Ducks don't need a lot of encouragement to swim.
  5. ke5hde

    ke5hde Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2011
    Our ducks don't mess around. If its in the water, they eat it. Watched one of them eat a frog last weekend.
  6. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2010
    Southern California
    Plastic fish [​IMG]
  7. Roxy1989

    Roxy1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2010
    Quote:Mine too, was a big one too, never seen my ducks move so fast when they saw the poor thing [​IMG]
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2008
    your ducks will need no help getting to the pond...they have a 6th sence for that...they are ducks afterall
  9. DuckLover179

    DuckLover179 Waddles & Puddles

    Nov 28, 2010
    Quote:Some ducks are naturally afraid of "new". Ours happen to be. When moving ducks/ducklings to new enclosures it takes a while for them to adapt to their new environment. That being said- They don't want to go in the water. We moved them out today, and they've sat in the same place all day. I herded them near the water, and they flew back to where they were (Yes, my pekins can fly). [​IMG]
    I might buy some pleco later...

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