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Acclimating Fish

    …that your fish will need as they travel. Acclimate Your Fish to Their New Environment * Equilize Water Temperature: You will want to gradually equalize the temperature of the water your fish are currently occupying with that of the water in your pond. If the container carrying your fish floats go…
    …time to get used to their new home. Just like fish it is best to acclimate them slowly especially in chilly early-season waters. Add some pond water to the bag and float or hold them in the water for a few minutes out of direct sunlight. Once acclimated leave them in a shallow area and let them work…
    …stress factors that affect fish will be at their lowest. Once acclimated to your pond they will be primed to flourish. Fish can also be added in the summer but they will need a little more time to adjust. Acclimating Fish After stocking your pond acclimating fish is simple. Place the transportation…
    …to using bait fish you have two options: stock your pond with them and keep a separate supply on hand to use when you do some fishing. To stock your pond with bait fish purchase a supply from your local sports shop or pet store and introduce them to your pond or lake after acclimating them. Be sure…
    …from tap water making it safe for underwater living. Now that you have everything set up and ready you are ready to transfer your fish to their winter home indoors. Collect them using a fish net and transfer them to the new home using the same acclimation process you would undergo with new fish.
    …catch your fish. Use a fish net to gently remove your fish from the pond and place them into the holding tank. Fish may be startled in their temporary tank and may jump. Secure pond netting over the tank to ensure your fish stay inside. Step 3 - Power wash the pond. After your fish have been removed…