Re: NANFA-- Indoor/Outdoor Transfer

R. W. Wolff (
Wed, 4 Apr 2001 23:30:44 -0500

Here is how I acclimate fish for transfer outdoors. Its not gauranteed, so I
make no assumption of loosing fish, but works for me 99 % of the time.

Set the fish in a large tub with the water from that tank, aireation
optional. Put this tub in a garage or shed, or other protected spot that
will cool down. This should cool the water more slowly than floating bags
in the pond, and then you can just acclimate the fish to the pond like you
would if the water was the same temp with little or no problems. If the
pond just lost ice in the last few days, I would wait for it to warm in the
shallows some. You can pick up an indoor outdoor digital thermometer from
Walmart or a similar store for around 10 dollars. Drop the outdoor probe in
the pond and quickly get a read out of temps. if its in the high 40's to
low 50's it shoudl be warm enough to put indoor fish in. Hope this quick
vague instruction is of help.


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