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Koi Winter

    During the winter months when the water temperatures are 45 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit and below hardy koi and goldfish will go into their annual torpor or dormancy. The fish's metabolism and activity slows they become very lethargic and they require little nourishment. If you don't have the means to…
    …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 slow down to get ready to go dormant for winter.
    …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 levels to support aquatic life including fish and plants. Without an…
    …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 metabolism slows they stop eating and they are…
    …minerals that enhance colors in koi and goldfish. To punch up your fish's colors even more add some oranges and watermelon to its diet. Sun Exposure During the summer when the sun is shining you get a tan; during the winter you don't. It's the same thing with koi. Their scales can change color…
    …your finned friends will enjoy the cozy indoors during the chilly winter season. Do you have a pole barn? A garage? A basement? An unused outbuilding? These places make perfect indoor places to overwinter your fish. Koi and goldfish begin their wintertime dormancy at about 45 degrees Fahrenheit…
    …temperatures drop and they go into their winter torpor or hibernation when they pass on meals for months at a time. Of course if you feed your fish regularly don't suddenly stop as doing so can affect their health and happiness.* Koi Agility? No koi unfortunately cannot be trained to jump through…
    …Nitrogen Cycle for tips on how to know when your 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…
  • CrystalClear® WheatGerm Fish Food

    4.5

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    …Easily Digestible Ingredients * Perfect for Both Koi & Goldfish * Great for Transitioning 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…
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  • Hikari® WheatGerm Fish Food

    4.0

    (2 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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    $10.79 - 177.99