Outdoors Goldfish Image October 11, 2015 vanerpaddel 12 Comments It is time to collect our fish from the garden pond before the temperature dropping too low Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterest Related
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Do the fish respond well to the transition? –Curt
Never any problems, I do this every year because the pond are too shallow (it can be totally frozen)
Thanks. Glad to hear the fish adapt easily. And of course it beats the alternative. –Curt
Our pond is shallow but we have a rock wall around it that sticks up as a border and that serves as a protection. It has never frozen.Now we live near the coast in Texas so there is not much freezing going on around here lol. Occasionally we will get a freeze but the ponds never froze maybe its because there is circulating water I am not sure. They say by mixing in some pond water in the aquarium its less shock to the fish and they adjust better. I wanted to get some algae eaters for the pond but they have to be brought in during the cold weather. I hope your fish do great.
Our fish are very durable so they get along, but we also had some Koi for a couple of years ago and they were very sensitive to temperatures
We have Koi and goldfish one super large Koi that is 3 yrs old one 1/2 grown one that is about 1 1/2 yrs old the rest of the big Kois a Great Blue Heron ate them but he left the goldfish. Now our pond is netted.
We also had the Heron here for a visit this summer, all the bigger gold fishes are now gone.
I hated to net our pond because it is quite beautiful, but I think it was a good choice to keep the daily visitor away. Now I have not seen him lately but do I dare to take the net off I am not sure yet.
They seems to have a good memory, these birds.
I know and I kept telling this one there were other ponds with no nets lol.
I think what honestly helped the most was my fake heron. Once I got it he rarely came back close to the pond. It seems they do not like fishing in groups.