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Koi In Winter

    …external environment. In most cases your fish will be just fine through the winter months. You'll know when your fish go dormant. They won't lie down on the pond's bottom or curl up in their cozy Koi Kastle but they will float upright tuck in their fins and remain suspended in the water. As the fish…
    …the winter you don't. It's the same thing with koi. Their scales can change color depending on their exposure to that bright orb in the sky. They won't turn an Oompa-Loompa orange during the summer (though that may not be a bad thing to some koi keepers!) but you may notice a color change in some…
    …water in the bottom of the pond. The reason for this is to help prevent some shifting within the water garden. The ground will shift throughout the winter and if you were to drain the water garden entirely it could cause certain sections of the water garden to cave in. Having the water in there will…
    …determined adult size. But unlike many fish koi will grow to fit their accommodations - which means they'll develop into super-sized beasts in the right environment. In their first three to four years of life when housed in an adequately sized pond a koi will reach about 18 inches long. Throughout…
    …pond is ready. * Acclimate Your Fish: Water temperature and composition will be different than their winter housing so it is important to slowly introduce them to their new home. Bring fish out in a bucket and periodically add a small amount of pond water every 5-10 minutes. This will give your fish…
  • Hikari WheatGerm Fish Food

    4.6

    (5 Reviews)

    …highly digestible daily diet for koi and other pond fish including goldfish. Developed through many years of breeding experience this highly nutritious WheatGerm koi food is extremely effective in cooler climates which experience a winter season. Give your koi a jump on this year's show-off months…
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  • TetraPond Spring & Fall Diet Fish Food

    5.0

    (2 Reviews)

    …Of Winter * Highly Digestible For Less Waste TetraPond Pond Sticks are a maintenance fish food enriched with essential vitamins to help keep your fish healthy active and energized. The Spring and Fall fish food is a special blend that is designed to soften quickly upon hitting the water. In addition…
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    $22.99 - 35.99
  • …ready to go dormant for winter. Use these fish feeding techniques to keep your fish happy and healthy. Cut Back In getting ready for wintertime your fish will reduce their activity level and metabolism rate. They naturally start to eat less than when they were growing in summer. As the water…
    …this ecosystem is easy once you have a good understanding of the basics. In this article we will discuss the nitrogen cycle and why it is important to all aquatic life in a pond. Nitrogen Cycle 101 The nitrogen cycle in a Koi pond is responsible for biological filtration to keep the water at safe…
    …De-Icers Unless you house warm water fish like Plecostomus in your water garden you will not need a pond heater to warm the water. Most pond fish including koi and goldfish will overwinter in your pond as long as the depth is at least 18. Koi & goldfish go into a torpor or hibernation: their…
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