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hi i was hoping that somebody would be able to help

ive just been given 2 mirror carp and a common carp all about 3 inches long they have been kept in a tank in the house i want to tranfer them to my pond did all the usual to let them get use to the temp change but once i let them out they seemed to sink to bottom and on there side i took them out and put them back into a tank in the house and within half hour they where swimming about again

anybody be able to advise me the best way to get them use to the temp outside in my pond

thanks graeme

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It could be something other than temperature. How does the pH in the tank compare with the pH in the pool?


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gmof,

 

Welcome!

 

You in England?

 

Anything else alive in the pond?

How big is the pond?

What is "all the usual"?

What do you reckon the temp of the water is?

Is there anything else in the "tank"?

 

Maybe transfer pond water to the tank a little at a time. It's really hard to kill a carp with temperature variances - - or pH for that matter unless the differences are extreme.

 

Phone

(in America)

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anybody be able to advise me the best way to get them use to the temp outside in my pond

 

The usual way to do this is by transferring them to the pond in a large bag of the tank water and then tethering the bag in the edge of the pond for long enough to allow the temperatures to equalise.

 

It's one hell of a shock to their system if they've been inside a centrally heated home to be dumped in a pond at 20° lower temperature.

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I agree with ayjay, any chance of keeping them in the tank for a few more weeks? Once the pond water temperature has risen a bit more then it might be worth trying to introduce them again.


Stephen

 

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Zander, Pike, Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Rudd, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Eel, Grayling, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout

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Zander, Tench, Bream, Chub, Barbel, Roach, Rudd, Grayling, Brown Trout, Salmon Parr, Minnow, Pike, Eel, Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Crucian Carp, F1 Carp, Blue Orfe, Ide, Goldfish, Brown Goldfish, Comet Goldfish, Golden Tench, Golden Rudd, Perch, Gudgeon, Ruff, Bleak, Dace, Sergeant Major, French Grunt, Yellow Tail Snapper, Tom Tate Grunt, Clown Wrasse, Slippery Dick Wrasse, Doctor Fish, Graysby, Dusky Squirrel Fish, Longspine Squirrel Fish, Stripped Croaker, Leather Jack, Emerald Parrot Fish, Red Tail Parrot Fish, White Grunt, Bone Fish
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I am a Pondkeeper also, I would never dream of moving fish between house tank and pond until well into late May.

 

Don't worry too much about PH testing your water just yet as we are still experiencing cool weather.

Do your PH test about a week before you move your fish and I would advise you not to move them until we have had temperetures above 17 degrees celcius for over a 2 weeks.

 

You could aclimatise them by moving your tank outside.

The water would cool naturally to the approximate tempereture of your pond.

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