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Winter Fish Kill

    …on top. As the seasons change the water in the pond will turnover causing the less oxygenated water to mix oxygenated water that can lead to "winter fish kills" and poor water quality. Proactive Approach Airmax® Ecosystem™ is great for both new and older ponds because it treats the root of…
    …* Barley – Barley is a natural solution to maintaining a clean and healthy pond and is safe to use in ponds with fish and other wildlife. Barley can be used during the winter months when other pond treatments are ineffective. Barley products are available in a variety of different forms, such…
    Keeping a hold open on the surface of your pond during winter is imperative to your fish's safety. A de-icer maintains an open hole in the ice to allow toxic gases to escape. Finding the correct size de-icer to overwinter your pond is not as difficult as it sounds, but every de-icer is different, so…
    …pond, Japanese Trapdoor Snails get oxygen from the water using their gills. Therefore, during winter they can stay in the warmer water at the bottom, rather than coming up to the frigid surface. As with fish and plants, snails cannot survive if the pond freezes solid; usually a depth of 20"-30" will…
    fish, any uneaten fish food will end up decaying at the bottom of the pond. Remember, feeding fish too much or using a low quality food will increase the amount of fish waste, adding to that muck layer. Other animals, such as ducks and geese, add their waste to the muck as well. Even without fish or…
    …risk of a fish kill. Fish perish from time to time, but when many die at one time, it is often linked to low oxygen conditions. In the winter, the gases released when organic debris is decomposing can become trapped when the pond freezes over and reduce the oxygen available for your fish; if enough…