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Going for fish tomorrow. What do I do to acclimate them. Same as aquarium fish?

Float in pond to acclimate temp, remove some water from bag and add some pond water several times then net them out and add to pond. Throw out water. Is that it?
 
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Basically, that's it.
Have you checked your overall pond water parameters to make sure the water is fairly stable?
You can PM me the most current test results if you like.:) ( as can anyone)
I'm always happy to advise from there.
 
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I don't know anything about them, but as long as they aren't anything harmful, I'm guessing your new fish would feast on them. I'll be interested to hear what our group experts think!
 
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We've had those worms in our pond. One day there will be hundreds, the next day they're all gone. I can't remember what they're called... let me "ponder" that!
 
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So many small white flies landing on the water that I don’t think the fish are going to want food from me. Skimmer was full of white and black little flies.
So so happy I waited until pond had really cycled so algae and bugs got established, and water is very clear too. Thanks everyone for the advice. I am so happy and neighborhood kids are mostly happy because they want to feed the fish and the fish are not interested in the food at all.
 
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Don't be surprised if you experience an algae bloom. You've added another element to the pond that will need to balance out. It may not happen as your fish load is low and you've approached adding fish in the correct way, but just don't be discouraged if it does.

So fun to hear the kids are enjoying watching your pond as it evolves - they're all learning from you the joys of pond ownership!
 
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Excellent! So happy for you! Now you can take a break, sit back and enjoy.
But...if you're like me, you'll find yourself tinkering around constantly. Adjust a rock here, a plant there...you get the idea. I enjoy tinkering around the pond.
 
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Well the worm things all hatched into small white flies and their casings have all turned to brown mush. The shubunkins ate a lot of the worms and flies so are not interested in their food. Good thing since we are going to be out of town off and on for the next two weeks. Will they miss me...I think not.
 

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I am so happy and neighborhood kids are mostly happy because they want to feed the fish and the fish are not interested in the food at all.
Make sure they don't toss in a lot of food that does not get eaten, that can foul your water.
 
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No food since they ignored it. Floating little pellets. Scooped them out at skimmer so they would not pollute things. Water is green not to terrible. Waiting for things to improve via nature.
 
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