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Old 05-25-2009, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im pretty sure its possible to keep happy healthy discus in a fish pond during the summertime.? right.?
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as long as it meets thier needs( clean water, correct temps.... etc) your fine. Chances are if you are getting your discus from South east asia they were raised in ponds.
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Good luck keeping outside pond water to Discus standards
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I've known people who've very successfully kept and bred discus in ponds and aboveground swimming pools. As long as your pond's big enough you'll do just fine.

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Did u see a discus pond in dallas or is this where u live and want to make one??? This idea is awsome, i once hope to be able to build an outside reef system, just by filling up my pool, lots and lots of dechlorinator, level ph, and put a roof over the pool with huge compact flourescent lights, with heaters and a big filter
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I dont know what water temps they can withstand but I was at the lake last weekend and water temps are already 90 degrees.
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Texas is a lot farther from the equator than where discus live. If the water can get up to 90 in the southern USA, how hot do you think it gets in Brazil?
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Default Re: Discus Pond in Dallas

Dallas freezes in the winter. Discus could probably survive 90 - 92 degree water, but they're not going to survive the 55 degree water you would have in the winter.

If you have a shaded pond, and can keep the water clean, I think they could survive in the summer there. If the water starts approaching 92 - 94, it's time to get them out. No chance on winter without major heating.

It's also going to be extremely difficult to catch a Discus in a pond. It's hard enough in a tank where you can see them and use 2 nets. Keep that in mind if you try this, you may need to drain the post to a puddle to have a chance of getting them out. Also watch them for signs of low oxygen. Once temperatures go above 90, water has virtually no ability to hold oxygen. Even in a large space, they could be gasping for a breath.
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