moving goldfish to 7b...
We are building a home about 10 minutes from the ocean/ bay in DE and I want to build a pond there and take my goldfish. We currently have a 1200 gallon pond, and I plan to make one about half the size.
The biggest concern is going from a spring water source to city water. How do I start to acclimate the fish to city water in their new home? Or do I do this during the moving process (the new place will be about 6 hours drive).
Predators. Although I once caught a heron at our current pond, and we have raccoons who only like to play in the pond and leave the fish be, I wonder if we will have to protect the fish somehow (nets, etc.). There seem to be way more birds in the area (and we are building the house near a wetland area, on a wooded lot).
And the moving process itself. How to move about 20 small-to-medium sized goldfish?
I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions! Thanks!