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#1 Villy Valley

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 07:13 PM

I have a goldfish which is about 3 inches long and he is sharing a tank with fancy goldfish eg black moor etc. The goldfish is bullying them and so I want to put him in a friends pond along with their own goldfish. In the UK the pond temperature at the moment is extremely cold compared with the indoor tank. How quickly can I get him out of the tank and into the pond and how should I do it. I guess if I just put him in now he will die from the shock of the cold water.

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#2 black angel

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 07:19 PM

I'm no pond expert but i dont think its a good idea until late spring when the water is warming up.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 07:26 PM

i did similar last winter as it was a nessecity.

i caught the gold fish and places him in a large bucket with tank water and floated that in the pond for an hour to acclimiatise.

as said though wait till the warmer weather i just did it as it was a def must

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:28 PM

wait has long has you can,then put the fish in a bag with water in and float it on the pond for about half an hour then release it.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 08:39 PM

not a good idea to move fish outside. If you go to garden centres they are not selling pond fish for that reason. Can you not get a big bucket and put him in that..no got a better idea...ring round you LFS and see if they will take him. If you put him outside now he will surely die of shock/cold!

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 06:34 PM

I would not do it now, its sooo cold here, he will do better in a large tub till spring, even if you acclimatise for an hour, it is still a HUGE drop in tempurature and she will most likely get sick, or worse die. it will be too much for his system to cope with. sorry :(

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Posted 08 January 2006 - 09:40 PM

i have a large pond the coldest it got was 3.7 degrees brrrr the temp in my tank was 20 degress, so your goldie could well die from the shock of temp

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 05:02 PM

I put an aggresive one into a pond a couple of years ago in spring. Ww just did the same as we do when putting a new fish into my tank.

Float for 15 mins
Add a cup of water from outside and leave for 15 mins
Let bag merge in water for 15 mins
Release fish

#9 Ginge

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:34 PM

Is he still alive.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 04:45 PM

If you are talking to me yes he is and grown loads he was only a few inches when he was put in. He recently got some friends. Why do you ask?

#11 Ginge

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:23 PM

Because i am thinking of doing that myself.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:31 PM

There is no reason why it can't be done. Just remember that any fancy goldfish have to be brought inside in winter. So adding anything like that is a waste of time.

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 02:30 PM

But never add fish to a UK pond in winter.




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