The ideal stocking time is late spring or early summer when the water reaches about
Bringing Them Home
Simply place them in a plastic bag and then into a covered box so light will not stress
the fish. Then, introduce the fish to the pool slowly by adding about 10% pool water
every 15 minutes.
*Before introducing fish to your
pond, quarantine them for
2 weeks in a separate aerated aquarium or container to
ensure they are disease and parasite free.
Do not feed the fish for the first 3-4 days. Then, as they settle in, feed them
daily. Also, reduce summer feedings because most fish will supplement their diets
with plants and insects.
Most tap water is overflowing with contaminants like chlorine and chloramines.
Treat water before adding fish and then test the water weekly with an easy to use
kit. Add a filter to keep water clear and fish healthy.
Provide shade and cover for the fish with plants, bricks, stones or other material
Fish breathe oxygen, which is dissolved in the water. You can increase the air
levels in your waterscape by incorporating a fountain, bubbler, waterfall or recirculating