Which fish live thru winter?
I have my pond running this winter and it's been going fine. I went out there today to look at my somewhat dormant pond to see if the fish were alright. I have 4 koi, goldfish & some shebunkin. My pond is 4' in the deepest part. They all look great and are swimming around down there. Then I noticed a fish at the bottom that wasn't moving. I had forgotten I had placed some kind of algae eaters in there last spring. I am not sure what they are called. They have a "suction cup" for a mouth and just attach themselves. Anyway, they are dead. I took my net to see if it was alive and it's froze solid at the bottom of the pond. I guess I assumed all fish live thru winter. Any advice or comments?? I just can't wait till Spring! Happy New Year all.