Keep your Goldfish cool during hot summer months
People are not the only ones suffering from the current hot and humid weather ? it seems goldfish are feeling the heat as well!
The hot still nights can lead to fish that are kept in ponds and tanks dying from a lack of oxygen. Please be aware that fish ponds and tanks can often become severely de-oxygenated at night, unless there is water movement caused by wind or a water aerator such as a fountain. The cause of death is either asphyxiation due to a lack of oxygen or the fish becoming diseased because they are stressed.
water temperature for goldfish
It is very important that if you want to keep your fish alive, you ensure the aeration fountain is left switched on during a hot night so that you get water movement. It is more important in both ponds and tanks to have a system that allows currents which turn over the surface layers. Oxygen is absorbed by diffusion across the air/water interface. Did you realize that during the day algae in water produces oxygen but at night-time they consume oxygen
Keep goldfish cool
Movement is vital to keep the water oxygenated