Inheriting a big pond with my new house. Need a nice big catfish or similar to have as a wet pet in there. NW Washington means it needs to winter over in there. Koi are cliche'. Don't really want a big carp. Channel catfish are also dime a dozen, though I might have to settle for one. Rather have a blue catfish if I can get one, though they supposedly don't get that huge here. Flathead might be hard to find, too - but could it handle winter? Sturgeon won't come up and eat out of my hand, so they're out. Bagarius yarrelli might not tolerate the winter, and those teeth are a little too creepy, even for me - but that would be a neat fish to come home to. Probably can't find a wels, though it would clearly be the best option, aside from food costs. And I think mekong needs higher temps. Any other ideas? I'll be feeding it well! Lots of fish and organ meats!
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Primal pond talk. BIG coldwater fish ideas needed.