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post #1 of 10 Old 12-15-2006, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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i desperately need to move my 2-3 inch normal (i.e. not fancy) goldfish into my outside pond. they are in a tank which is way too small for them but i'm wondering if its too old for them outside. it is consistently 11oC at the moment in the pond and i have some other goldfish of the same size and also some big koi carp. i will check the temp in the early morning but do you think they would be ok.

would it be a good idea to put them in the conservatory for a week first to make the temp gap easier (it's 18oC in the tank, 14/15 oC in the conservatory)
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-17-2006, 05:31 AM
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i would try all you can, but golfish are very hardy, they can take alot of change
we just put ours straight out but it was summer so temps wasnt far off matching the house
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-17-2006, 05:32 AM
breadandbutter, where are you located?
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south england
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-17-2006, 08:27 AM
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How deep is your pond?:) Your goldfish might just settle at the bottom where the temperature may not be that cold as 11oC.

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-17-2006, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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How deep is your pond?:) Your goldfish might just settle at the bottom where the temperature may not be that cold as 11oC.
its just under a metre
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-17-2006, 09:59 PM
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11oC is actually too much for the goldfish and koi. Ich will easily appear. If not, spring virosis will. Take note that spring virosis will be too severe at temp below 18.

Can't you get another tank?:) At least for temporary housing rather than in the conservatory which can be quite cold causing them to become vulnerable to diseases.

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post #8 of 10 Old 12-19-2006, 01:09 AM
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... my lfs (petland @ ala moana shoppuing center) has fishes that have weird ich looking blisters that like blisters yeah blisters looking things wat is that? is that bad for my lfs' rep?

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... my lfs (petland @ ala moana shoppuing center) has fishes that have weird ich looking blisters that like blisters yeah blisters looking things wat is that? is that bad for my lfs' rep?
A picture would help otherwise we cannot answer your question properly.

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-19-2006, 04:28 AM
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hi
could you just seperate them,and then
put them out next year ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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