Having a pond outdoors is a great idea. You can wow your visitors by having goldfish and other types of fish swimming around in your garden pond. There is a problem that you can encounter with having a pond if you live in an area where you experience snow. You have to transfer your outdoor pond indoors so that you can protect your goldfish from the cold harsh climate brought by winter. The solution to this problem is quite easy. You just have to transfer your outdoor goldfish pond indoors!
Here are the steps on how you can transfer your outdoor goldfish pond indoors:
- Materials. The materials that you will need for transferring your fishes are a small aquarium or container to put the goldfish in, the pump that you use for your pond, some pebbles for the aquarium, boards and an aquarium net. You don’t have to use an aquarium to contain your fish, you can just get a container where all your goldfish can fit in.
- Preparation. First, you have to prepare the container and water where you are going to place your fishes for the winter. Get your pebbles and put it in the container. Doing this will help keep the container clean. Afterwards, you can already put water in your container. Place the container beside the pond and leave it there for about a day. You need to do this so that the temperature of the water in the container can more or less be same as the temperature of the water in the pond. This will make it easier for your fishes to adjust to their new environment.
- Transferring the fish. After a day, you can already transfer your fishes to the container. Use the aquarium net to carefully transfer your goldfishes. The next step is to get rid of all the water inside your pond so that it won’t freeze over during winter. Afterwards, put the board over the pond so that snow won’t go inside and you won’t have to clean the pond as much.
- Bring fishes inside. Bring your container inside the house. Place it on an area where there is no direct sunlight or where it is not too cold. Place the pond pump inside the container. This will help keep the water clean and will provide air for your fishes. Do not forget to feed your fishes everyday. Now, your fishes are safe from the winter chill and they will surely survive the cold weather.
These are the easy steps on how you can transfer your outdoor goldfish pond indoors. It is quite easy. All you have to do is make the necessary preparations and make sure that your fishes are safe in their new environment. If the container gets dirty, you will just have to replace the water and clean the container so that you fishes can survive. After winter, you can return your goldfishes back to their original environment after cleaning your outdoor pond.