Fish surviving renovation...?

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    rbradyrhodes

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    I have transferred 5 koi and some goldies to a large plastic swimming pool (probably 250 gallons). I transferred pond water with them and have a bubbler going as well as i added some of the floating plants that were in the original pond. The water is only 8-10 " deep. My project may take a little longer than I thought now. Will they be okay in there for the next 3-4 days? I live in Denver - overnight temps have been down in the 40's. Thanks for the help...
     
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    leeannecastro

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    I live near Denver too. They should survive in there for a few days although I think it might freeze next week so make sure the bubbler stays on overnight.
     
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    Unless you have a 3 or 4 day spell below freezing, you should be OK. If you are worried, bring your kiddie pool indoors.
     
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    If you can't manage indoor pool than simple grew the the pond grass in your pond's any corner. It helps to warm inside temperature of the pond.
     
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    Thanks all for the comments - the renovation went well and all fish and tadpoles survived for 8 days while the work went on. Only thing that was cause for concern was my toddler had easier access to trying to catch them :)
     
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    Glad to hear everything went well. Good idea for when we empty our pond
     
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