People also ask
Do fish hibernate in the winter?
As a result, fish require far less caloric intake to survive throughout the winter. However, the fish do not hibernate; they are still feeding, just a reduced rate compared to the warmer seasons when they need a greater caloric intake in response to higher metabolism.
Do koi fish hibernate?
As we have mentioned earlier, koi fish go into hibernation, but it is not the same as the hibernation of other animals, such as bears. They actually go in a state of torpor.
Why do fish slow down in winter?
Fish are cold blooded, so rely on the surroundings to regulate body temperature, which means they slow down in winter. Fish are cold blooded organisms, and as such they rely on the surrounding environment to help regulate their temperature.
Do fish need to eat in the winter?
This is why you don need to feed your fish much (or at all) during the winter, but because they檙e in torpor rather than hibernation they still need to eat a little. For most fish, simply grazing on any existing plants or algae in the pond is sufficient.