Winterizing Pond For Koi

  1. m

    matija Valued Member Member

    My pond is intex pool that is 3,5 feet deep.and it is bare bottom but i read that koi burries in mud so should i have mud in pond for koi or is it not needed
    Ps if somebody knows good oxygenating plant and floating plant that can overwinter please let me know
     
  2. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    I don't have a pond myself, but I know someone who does. I've never heard of koi burying themselves, I don't think that adding substrate is necessary. Generally, ponds over 2.5 feet deep won't freeze over, so you should be good there. Some people bring the fish in over the winter, I don't know if you would have to. Some good oxygenating plants may be parrots feather, and anacharis may do well.
     


  3. OP
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    m

    matija Valued Member Member

    What about hornwort or water hyatchin
     


  4. Rtessy

    Rtessy Well Known Member Member

    I have no experience with water hyacinth, it's illegal where I am, and I think hornwort is good down to about 45-50°, so it'll probably be fine.
     


  5. OP
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    m

    matija Valued Member Member

    Ok thanks
     
  6. Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    Hello!
    I'm planning a goldfish pond. It'll be around 2 feet deep. It doesn't get overly cold in winter, it gets around 3 degrees Celsius (37 Fahrenheit) minimum over winter, never ever snows and only the occasional frost but never enough to freeze any part of the pond.
    Would the goldfish be fine over winter? Or is it too cold? Thanks!
     
  7. OP
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    m

    matija Valued Member Member

    I think you should have made it 3 feet deep in one part if not allof it but thats just my opinion
     
  8. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Valued Member Member

    Sounds like the goldfish will be fine!!! It gets down to 0 degrees where I live and I am planning on letting my Goldie's out over winter!!!
     
  9. Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    Ok. I’ll remember that for the future. It’s a bit late now though.

    Is that Celsius?
    Also can I see a pic of your pond? Thanks!
     
  10. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Valued Member Member

    Actually it's Fahrenheit!! And sure.. here it is!! Nothing special but I enjoy it!!:)
     

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  11. Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    Love the plants! How many gallons?
     
  12. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Valued Member Member

    Thanks!! It's 300 gallons!!
     
  13. Aquilist

    Aquilist Valued Member Member

    So that's around 1135 litres. Pretty big for a pre-formed pond.
     
  14. Smalltownfishfriend

    Smalltownfishfriend Valued Member Member

    It's actually a cattle water trough!!