When should I close my koi pond for winter?
TIP: If you are shutting your pond down for winter, shutting off and removing your pump should not happen until your water temperatures are between 40-50°F and expected to keep getting colder. You should also be done feeding your fish for the year.
What do I do with my pond fish in the winter?
Use a pond de-icer to keep an area of the pond ice-free to allow toxic gases to escape. Some fish, such as fancy goldfish, should be brought indoors during the winter. Check with your local fish dealer for advice on your specific fish. Remember, do not feed your fish when water temperatures are below 39o F.
Should I leave my pond pump running in winter?
Should I Leave My Pond Pump Running In Winter? Many guides will recommend that you completely shut down your pond pump over the winter to prevent the water from becoming super chilled; however, this isn’t necessary for our climate.
Should you break ice fish pond?
If you have a pond with koi carp or goldfish, ice-covered water can be dangerous to the fish’s health. … No oxygen exchange and a build-up of harmful waste in the water can lead to detrimental effects on your fish. In order to de-ice your pond, we recommend that you DO NOT break the ice by smashing it.
Should I feed koi in winter?
Feeding Koi in Cold Water
In the autumn days leading up to winter, feed your koi wheat germ based food to get their metabolism used to the slowing down that will occur in winter. … When water reaches 10°c the fish’s digestive systems essentially shut off and will not digest food – So stop feeding at this temperature.