Fish are easy in the winter. Being cold-blooded, they don't have many needs when it gets cold; they'll spend most of their time resting safely at the bottom of the pond where the water is warmest. Their activity, like their metabolism, drops to extremely low levels. All they really need from you is to ensure their pond isn't choked off with ice. Some ice is fine, it gives a nice seasonal change in appearance to the pond. It just can't be all ice. Achieving this is easily accomplished with the proper application of heat and aeration.
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