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Goldfish1113
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when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« on: September 17, 2011, 08:40:09 AM »

      I need to know cwhen to take my fantail out of the pond its in 50s at night here pleasee helpppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Nossie
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Re: when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 12:41:39 PM »

Take it out of the pond when it gets cold, I guess. Right about now would be good. But take him out in the day when it's a bit warmer so he won't get shocked from the temperature change.
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Re: when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 10:50:41 PM »

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      I need to know cwhen to take my fantail out of the pond its in 50s at night here pleasee helpppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The koi rules are to stop feeding at 50F.  There is no low temperature limit, other than the pond should not be completely frozen over (to allow oxygen to absorb and other gasses to vent).

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Goldfish can survive in ponds in the northern US and Canada as long as the water is deep enough that the pond can't freeze completely. This usually requires that the pond be in-ground and at least a few feet deep.

Your pond doesn't sound as though it will be larger enough for them if the temperature gets below freezing, but they might be okay if the water doesn't. Below 50-55o F, they'll stop feeding, and you should prepare them for the winter by feeding a different food if you plant to keep them outside.


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Nossie
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Re: when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 03:41:34 AM »

NOT FANTAILS OR FANCY GOLDFISH, Fishy Jeff!!!

These fish WILL get sick if they're left out when the temperatures go down to freezing. They'll get swim bladder disorder and usually fungal infections, so the fantail needs to be brought inside, right about now :/
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Re: when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 04:35:44 AM »

Once in Virginia I saw a koi pond frozen over with koi popsicles inside! Sad
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Nossie
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Re: when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 07:58:41 AM »

That's terrible, fantailer! D8 poor Koi :'c
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Re: when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 11:47:09 AM »

It smelled! Sad
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Fishy Jeff
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Re: when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011, 12:10:34 PM »

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NOT FANTAILS OR FANCY GOLDFISH, Fishy Jeff!!!

These fish WILL get sick if they're left out when the temperatures go down to freezing. They'll get swim bladder disorder and usually fungal infections, so the fantail needs to be brought inside, right about now :/

Sorry, I meant the hardies. Fancy goldfish aren't really pond fish, and commons aren't really tank fish.
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Re: when should i take my fantail ou of the pond
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011, 03:05:24 PM »

Fishy Jeff: True! Smiley The fancy goldfish are also sort of bred to look more beautiful as side-view fish Smiley Except for especially bred ranchus and tosakins in Japan (they have warmer climate though...)
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