You buy healthy fish and put them into your pond – and that’s it. But a few points have to be taken care of, so that all goes well. For the fish, this move is a completely different matter. Simply catching the fish causes them a lot of stress. Wriggling in the net often damages the fish’s mucous membrane which is their protection against infection. That’s why newly introduced fish are more susceptible to diseases than the fish already settled in.
Um den Fischen den Umzug und die Eingewöhnung in die neue Umgebung sowie neue Wasserwerte zu erleichtern, wurde JBL AccliPond has been developed to make the move and the acclimatisation to the new environment and to new water values easier for the fish. It protects the mucous membrane and strengthens the fish’s resistance to disease. JBL AccliPond needs to be INSIDE the transport bag before the fish so that its mucous membrane protecting agents can start working straight away. Before putting the animals into the pond it’s best to add a dose to the pond water.
Furthermore the new fish need to get used to your pond’s water values slowly because the degree of hardness (minerals) and the pH value may vary greatly. The move into deviating water parameters causes the fish enormous stress!
Therefore please open the transport bag straight away after arrival at your pond and add small quantities of water to the bag for half an hour. To get large koi used to the new values please put them in a tub. This way the new arrivals get used to the water temperature and the other new water parameters.
In addition to the temperature and the pH value, differences in the general and carbonate hardness play an important part in the relocation of fish. Experts measure the GH (general hardness) and KH (carbonate hardness) in the transport water and in the pond. Mostly ponds have a lower hardness and their mineral content needs to be raised BEFORE the new fish are added. JBL StabiloPond Basis is suitable for such cases. Fish easily tolerate hardness differences of up to 5 °dH. If the differences are greater the water needs to be adapted.