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How to Prepare Your Pond for Winter

As the temperature lowers and leaves fall from the trees, our attention at Keruto Koi turns to the coming winter months. Winter can be a tough time for many animals and koi are no exception. But what can we do, as koi keepers, to give our fish the best chances of surviving the tough winter months?

What happens to koi in the winter?

It is first important to consider exactly what happens to koi during the colder temperatures. Koi are poikilothermic animals which just means that they are cold-blooded and that their body temperature is regulated by the water they are in. Because of this, their body functions are dependant on the temperature of the water.