There are many different ideas on how to look after your fish in these colder temperatures but the one I use tends to be the safest for them and one that works.
When you have a frozen pond, put a medium sized pan on the stove half full of water. Bring it to the boil and then sit the pan on the ice. Do not pour the water out. After a minute or two, put the pan back on the stove and bring back to the boil. Repeat this until you have melted a hole through to the water.
Then, with a smaller pot, decant some water from the pond through the hole so that the water level drops by about half a centimetre. This acts as an insulation layer and will stop the hole freezing over again. The fish can get air and you can feed them.
Hope this helps and I will be back again soon. Nick

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About nickbarban

RHS Qualified Horticulturalist and Garden Coach. I have been maintaining, designing and buidling gardens since 2002. With the company's 10 year anniversary coming up this year Im planning a whole host of stuff to give back, including blogging. Im here to answer your questions, give advice and just natter about anything to do with your garden. I'll be posting pictures and video and Id likr to see your gardens too. Nick Barban

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