Do Fish Freeze in the Winter?

During winter time, you may notice shallow pools, ponds and streams freeze over. Some bodies of water can even freeze completely, and can even trap fish, freezing them alive!  But can they survive this process, and how do fish cope with being frozen? Do fish freeze in winter? Naturally, no, the fish themselves should not … Read more

A Complete Guide to Pond Snails

You may have been recommended by someone to add pond snails to your pond; you may have heard from others that they are bad and are vermin. But what are pond snails, are they good or bad, why would you want to keep them, and in what ways can you benefit from keeping them? What … Read more

When do pond fish come out of hibernation?

Goldfish popping out of the water

You may know that fish enter a state of dormancy over autumn and winter, that they enter hibernation below certain temperatures, but is this true, what does it mean and what should you do about it? Do pond fish go into hibernation? Yes, temperate and coldwater fish species like goldfish enter a dormant state over … Read more

Natural Setups and Goldfish in the Wild

Goldfish in natural pond

We are believers that keeping fish, or any animal as natural as possible, is the best way to ensure their health and longevity.  However, this has its limits, as we will discuss, what may be considered a natural pond or what your definition is, it may still not be suitable for goldfish to survive within. … Read more