Q&A: How deep should my pond be in order to keep koi alive in the winter?

koi pond

How deep should my pond be in order to keep koi alive in the winter?
i was planning on building a koi pond in my backyard 2000-3000gallons, and i need to know how deep my pond needs to be in order for the water to not completely freeze.
winter tempuratures can get up to -30degrees celceus here. (water freezes at 0 degrees celceus)

Best answer:

Answer by pipman23
They will hybernate....and reamerge in the spring.

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2 Responses to Q&A: How deep should my pond be in order to keep koi alive in the winter?

  1. greg x

    the water needs to be 24 inchs deep deeper is better.
    if its less than that it can turn into one big ice cube and kill your fish.
    you will also need to keep the water moving this will all help keep it from freezing over.

  2. Jesus is Lord!

    for overwintering, it must be around 6 feet deep.

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