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    Have been lurking and realized I am doing everything wrong. I always wanted a goldfish pond, when I went to a yard sale that had one for $10 I jumped on it. It is preformed I believe 300 gallons, hard to measure because it is kidney shaped. I filled it up with city water let sit for a week, dug up some cat tails threw in some duck weed. Then added 6 small goldfish, I thought the plants would filter the water for fish. After reading old posts here I ordered a pump and filter. The fish stay on the bottom not moving much, I believe it is because they are cold. Days here are not usual spring temperatures 50s low 60s should I buy a heater or wait for warm weather.Going to need a lot of help, everyone here seems nice and glad to help a newbie Thank you
     
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    hello-everyone-omega-forums.gif You've come to the right place...a lot of nice folks willing to help one another out.

    First off, you don't need a heater for goldfish. Soon enough, the water will be heating up, and the concern then will be shade and keeping the water cooler.
     
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    Thank you I was worried the water in pet shop would have been much warmer then pond.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group!

    When you add fish you should float them a bit. To get the water temp in the bag equal to the pond water.
     
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    Hello and welcome to our group! How exciting!

    No, a heater isn't necessary. As already stated, GF are cold-water fish. Now, when winter rolls around you may have to check back in with us if there's a chance that your pond will freeze [in this case, you'll need something to keep a hole open in the ice, but still not something to "heat" the water -- depends on your individual pond....].

    We love to see pictures here -- do you have a few pics you could post?
     
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    Welcome!

    Your fish a staying at the bottom most likely because they are in a new environment which they need time to adjust to and they additional are perceiving everything that they see as a predator. Given time they will be swimming around like they run the place, which, in truth, they will.
     
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    Thank you for the welcome everyone. I live full time in the city of White Plains, I have a country home about hour north of the city. I have several acres of wetlands and a small creek there. There are a few shallow ponds that connect, neighbor added goldfish when house was empty. I can not blame him at the time West Nile was reported in the area and he had children that play outside. I have not seen any goldfish in a while lots of predators. Many different types of turtle, even have a breeding population of turtle on endangered species list Blanding turtle. looking to learn here thank you.
     
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    Welcome and not sure but have to ask have you gotten a test kit and also I would get att least something to keep an opening in the ice
     
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    I did pick up a test kit, have not opened yet. Will get what ever I need. Have a heated water bottle for my rabbit so heater for ice will not be a problem.
     
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    Originally from New Rochelle, here.
     
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    Teenager spent much time at Hudson Park. Grew up in Mt Vernon
     
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    I lived at Hudson Park when I was a kid and teenager. Loved the ramp on the Old Beach at high tide and the float on the New Beach at any tide. Used to attend the Blessed Sacrament HS and NRHS games at Memorial Field in MV in HS. Graduated BSHS in '74.
     
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    welcome from a NJ neighbor
    new to sport as well
    question on your preform, how did you surround the liner or did you drop it in the ground? also what type of goldfish did you get? I've been told the feeder types you buy at the pet stores aren't meant to be pond fish. I had considered getting some to start the pond, but was discouraged by everyone here to do so
     
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    feeders are probably soon to die disease carriers the way they pack them.
     
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    I did not do any thing but place on lawn. It does look horrible, I have a bad back, bending over not fun. I was thinking of putting reed fence around it to make look a little better. Right now having big problem with water. I can not even see the fish.
     
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