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Cold Water Fish

    …your fish. When the ice on your pond finally melts this spring you might discover that your fish and other aquatic life haven't survived the season. These winter fish kills occur when the ice prevents gas exchange and reduces the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water. Michigan DNR fish production…
    …as safe as possible. Should Your Fish Stay or Go The first rule of thumb when deciding to overwinter fish in your pond is to check the depth. Your water garden should have a depth of at least 18″ to overwinter hardy fish. This is very important as water can easily freeze 18″ to 24″…
  • CrystalClear WheatGerm Fish Food

    4.8

    (5 Reviews)

    …Into & Out of Winter CrystalClear WheatGerm floating pellet fish food is specifically designed to ease koi & goldfish into and out of the cold winter months. WheatGerm's cold water contains 28% protein to help your fish maintain optimum health and ease digestion during seasonal transition.
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    $19.99 - 29.99
  • …Shifts: For cooler water wheat germ based diets like Spring & Fall Fish Food are the best bet. It's packed with easily digestible plant matter and lower protein level. Feed when water temperatures are between 40-50°F to transition them in and out of cold weather. When water temperatures are…
  • Hikari Saki-Hikari Multi-Season Fish Food

    5.0

    (5 Reviews)

    …* Made For 8 Koi Or Larger * Cold Weather Daily Diet Hikari Saki-Hikari Multi-Season Koi Fish Food is a daily diet for show koi offering superior assimilation growth and color-enhancing properties even in the colder weather months. This Saki Hikari multi-season fish food contains a unique balance…
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    $61.49 - 330.99
  • …or water lettuce to give your fish the relief they need on a sunny summer day. * Can't Touch This: Herons and other predators use their sight to hunt. Plants provide hiding spaces so your fish can outsmart those pesky birds. * Improved Water Quality: Aquatic plants are like nature's water filter.…
  • The Pond Guy Spring & Fall Fish Food

    4.9

    (89 Reviews)

    …Spring & Fall Floating Fish Food contains an easy-to-digest formula for cooler temperatures. This wheatgerm fish food formula is key for transitioning koi and goldfish into and out of this cold weather. The Pond Guy Spring & Fall Floating Fish Food is great for all fish. Pellets last up to 5…
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    $12.99 - 119.99
  • As the seasons change so do your fish's feeding habits. Koi goldfish and other species are cold blooded and take cues from the water temperature. At pond temperatures of 50°F and above your fish will be active and ready for their summer diet. When temperatures are lower your finned friends will…
    …your hibernating fish a warmer place to hunker down when the water temperatures get especially chilly. Supercooling could become an issue if you are vigorously aerating in the deepest parts of the pond mixing the cold surface water's with the warmer water below causing a drop in water temperatures…
    …effective during cold windy nights they may not be enough to keep a hole open on their own. If your vent does freeze over during extra cold temperatures for long periods of time simply pour hot water on the ice where the hole once was. It will melt the hole back open - and your fish can breathe a…
    …pond from the underground aquifer the water does move somewhat. But it doesn't keep it agitated enough to naturally aerate it and maintain good water quality. Have you ever swam in your pond and felt very cold water at your feet? Many pond owners believe these cold zones indicate a spring-fed pond.…
    …per week and only feed your fish what they can consume in a 5 minute period. Once water temperatures drop below 40°F stop feeding your fish entirely until spring. Step 8 - Add Seasonal Defense Even with a thorough cleaning some debris will remain in your pond. Cold weather bacteria such as…
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