Pond goldfish in basement


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My 3 very large goldfish are just lying around the bottom of their winter quarters. I offer them their pellets on occassion and some get eaten. I keep a light on during the day for the plants. Just waiting to get busy on their summer pond.
 
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Temperature into basement? Normal behavior, they go into letargy if drop under 45-50f(7-10celsius) and gfs can get problem with digestion under that Temp...
 
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If they are not diving on the food then i would stop feeding them if anything i'd feed only once a week . even if they are hungry this time of year they are use to not eating for 3 months or more
 
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Yes. They seem fine. Just want to be left alone. Pulled out some plants in the container. Planning their Spring pond....
 
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once you get a basic design throw it at us so we can see if a little tweeking here or there could go a long way for you all to often we get i built this and spent tons of money and it's not working HELP......
 
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I may try to leave them out next winter. I think if I keep the sponge filter going it might work.

You may not even need to run filtration for goldfish over winter. But that depends on the size of your pond - surface area, depth and volume. If you can keep a hole open for gas exchange with an aerator they may be fine.
 
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They are 4 yrs old and quite large. Very pleased they have lived this long. I keep buying stuff for them along with the rosy minnow for my water gardens and my 5 gallon tropicals. Spoiled babies. I think the sponge filter bubbles enough to keep the ice open.
 
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They are hiding under the waterfall filter. Came up to see me and hid
 

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