Fish eating away at 6 Celsius

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    I didn't feed for them for a few weeks. Threw a few sticks of wheatgerm in to see would they eat. They seem happy enough to be eating it even at that temperature.

     
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    What is your air thing a tube or a stone .Seems to really give off a lot of air .
     
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    Hailea ACO 318 Air Pump with a large stone.


    Great little pump, no issues with it for that price.
    For an extra few bucks go for the Hailea ACO-328 Air Pump, 70l / min 4200 L/H.
    Definitely going to order it that come spring.
     
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    Not surprising, especially for Goldfish. That 6C temperature IS water temperature, right?
     
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    I just checked, its 8.3C now. It was 6C yesterday. Some very mild weather past few days.
     
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    My pond is now 10C (50F) cause of the heater. The fish are eating once a day but I feed them every other day cold weather food. The weather has been not bad this winter so far... I'm waiting to see my electric bill before I decide to remove the heater to put back my thermocube to control the electrical spending on heating.
     
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    Would like to buy a heater myself but never got around to it. I use an old kettle and boiled some pond water once it reaches under 6C. 7-8 boils i can get it back to around 7C. Better than nothing i guess.
     
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    Ditch the heater and boiling water, provide good gas exchange. Your fish will be fine.
    My goldfish do fine for 6 months under ice cover at 0.5C.
    Feed them if you have open water, if you like.
    My fish don't get fed.
     
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