PicketFenceGreenhouse.info Bringing my fish the koi and goldfish inside in the fall can be fun but also challenging as I have to catch all of them out in my water garden pond. I enjoy having them in my patio all winter , as I can hear water running and that is relaxing to say the least. I also like to bring in some of the floating plants such as water lettuce and water hyacinth. They not only look great but give shelter to the little fish and a food source for all. The plants seem to survive but do struggle a little in the winter months, they need good lighting and a water temp above 50 degrees, but I was able to winter some over last year. I have found goldfish and especially koi are very hardy fish. They live for a long time if taken care of properly , provided good filtration, and fed regularly. The koi and goldfish can handle a colder temp water atmosphere making it ideal for my back indoor patio, it stays in the 50's in the winter months. This is a personal preference to bring them in , in the winter months, they can also stay in your pond outside provided the depth is I would say at least 3-4 ft in a area in your pond, where it will not freeze solid, and also a open water hole all winter to keep from toxins building up in the pond. Enjoy your water gardening pond, you may want to do some maintenance to in the fall , as too draining the pond and getting all the sludge removed , this too makes great fertilizer for plants or add to your compost bin.. I like to do my ...
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