When do fountains freeze?

Gardenry

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I have a fountain full of koi fish. I'm in Georgia. Do you guys know about when decorative fountains begin to freeze over? I took these koi fish in as a favor to someone who got in over their head. They were supposed to be gone by now, so I'm totally unprepared to overwinter these guys. I will continue to care for them, but I'm getting a late start I suppose.
 

Digger

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You might be able to overwinter them as is. Just check the water temp in the fountain to see. I used to have a friend who raised koi and he said they went into a torpid state which allowed to survive the winter.
 

BIGRED

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Can you check with a local fish store. I would think that the water wouldn't freeze if it kept moving. How cold does it get in Georgia?
 

Shelbii

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They would have already froze here. We empty our outside decorative ponds. We then cover them with plastic. I would check with a local pet store. They should know more.
 
 
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