Watergardening season is in full bloom and we just got a shipment of beautiful koi and goldfish. We are pleased to announce that they are ready for sale and pick up. Our selection includes butterfly koi and standard fin koi. We also have some spectacular looking shubunkins in a variety of colors. Koi and goldfish will surely add a whole new level of enjoyment and life to your pond.
Please follow these directions carefully to acclimate your fish to their new home.
First, do not open the bags immediately upon receiving the fish. Simply put the bags in the pond and let them float for at least 30-45 minutes so that the temperature of the water in the bag can slowly adjust to that of the pond water. If the bag is in direct sunlight, drape a towel over it to prevent the bag from overheating.
After the bag has floated for the appropriate amount of time, open the bag and allow a small amount of pond water into the bag. You should do this at least several times over an additional 30-45 minute span. This will allow the fish to slowly adapt to the chemistry of your pond water. Take care not to allow water from the bag to empty into the pond. You can use a separate bucket or container instead of the bag (this avoids spilling the water from the bag into the pond) to acclimate the fish.
Gently remove the fish from the bag with a net. Place them into your pond, again being careful not to spill water from the bag into the pond.
Do not feed your new fish for at least 24 hours.
Koi may jump the first day when introduced to a new pond and should be monitored.