Pond Fish

Fish eggs

Question: I was wondering do goldfish lay eggs or do they have live birth? How about Koi. Is it possible for baby fish to be sucked up to the Bog area with the pump? Thanks Gary. Answer: Both Goldfish and Koi lay eggs. The eggs are very sticky, and they lay thousands of them. Although…

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Can I add cat fish to my pond?

Question: Can I add an Albino Corridos Cat Fish to my pond. Are they fish eaters. I have baby koi less than a 1/8 long in the pond. D.H. Answer: Almost any fish will eat small baby fish. Catfish are not recommended in the pond for other reasons, mainly because they are bottom feeders and…

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Torn fins on fish

Question: I went out of town for the weekend and when I returned. One of my Shubunkins fins had been eaten and torn apart. She is still alive I put her in a small holding tank to see if she will recover. They have been in the pond for 6 months together with no problems.…

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Stop feeding at what temp?

Question: I heard you should stop feeding goldfish the end of Nov, which is what I did. But instead of being dormant they are still swimming around and look lively. I have a heater to keep a thawed spot and I kept my pump running. Should I feed them? Thanks:) Answer: If the pond water…

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Losing fish in Summer

Question: I have a thousand gallon preformed pond with gold fish. I lost 8 large and seemingly healthy fish during this summer. We had some triple digit temperature days so could this have caused the kill? I have the pond covered with water hyacinth and water lily but it it is the direct sun. Could…

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Fish hiding?

Question: We are treating our pond for string algae and lots of green fuzzy stuff on the bottom of our rocks with eco blast and since then we have not seen any of our gold fish, we did see the koi’s and they got scared and disappeared. what are we doing wrong? Answer: The reason…

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Will baby Goldfish survive winter?

Question: Our goldfish recently had a baby. We normally bring our fish inside during the winter months but have decided to keep them outside this year with surface heaters. Will the new addition be ok through the cold months or are there precautions we need to take. Answer: Your Baby Goldfish will probably make it…

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How to allow fish to winter outside

Question: I have an above ground pond about 10′ x 2.5′ x 2.5’deep, sited on ledge with a rubber liner. It has 4 Koi that I usually bring in each winter as I’m in zone 6 in Boston MA and the pond freezes solid. Would an aerator and heater allow the fish to winter outside?…

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Winterizing my fish

Question: Hi…I have a pond which has been operating for 5 years. I have about 20 fish, goldfish/koi, some of which are as old as the pond. Every year I have moved the fish indoors to an indoor “pond” with the exception of 1 baby found in the pond at re-opening in the spring. (They…

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Upside down fish

Question: We have a small goldfish that is having trouble keeping itself upright in our small pond. It’s almost funny until he/she (?) tries to eat and can’t stop from turning upside down when trying to suck up a piece of the food. I can’t help feeling that he/she must be awfully hungry, but this…

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