Fish and Bears Like to Sleep
What do fish and bears have in common? Winter hibernation.
Koi are the most popular fish to add to a pond. Many times owners name their koi something like Elvis Fishly, turning them from “just another Koi fish” into a family addition. Wanting to care for these new family members brings up a certain question: “what happens to them during the winter?”.
The water freezes over, so how will they eat? Will they freeze too? Should I bring them inside? So many questions about what’s the best way to care for your fish. Koi and other pond fish need the same winter care.
Read on to find out the answers!
Fish Winter Care
It’s kind of like ice fishing.
During winter Koi go into a state of hibernation where their digestive system stops and they move slowly. It’s as though they go dormant, waiting for spring to be sprung.
So what do you do with them until then?
The heater/de-icer sits on top of the ice and slowly makes a hole. An LED light indicates when it’s in use, and with low operating cost, you save money! Combine this with an aerator for the best results.
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