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Winter koi fish care

Koi need your help to survive the winter

Radio interview source: Doug Jimerson, garden editor, Better Homes & Gardens













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Water gardens add to your landscape with their sound and appearance, and if you have koi fish in there, it's even more interesting. Even though koi are very hardy, they won't survive the winter outside without the proper care. Make sure your koi pond is plenty deep, use a tank heater and aerator, and cut back on the food when temperatures fall.

To learn more about koi ponds, we suggest the following resources:

Build a backyard koi pond: Step-by-step instructions from the editors at for creating a beautiful koi pond.

Pond pointers: Better Homes & Gardens readers share their tips for installing and caring for koi ponds.

Midwest Pond and Koi Society: This not-for-profit organization's Web site offers articles, help files, links and a gallery of koi ponds.

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