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I have a dead fish in the pond.

15 January 2010 21:55:28
I have a dead fish in the pond.

I have a dead fish in the pond.

I have a dead fish in the pond, it is under an inch or so of ice which is under an inch or so of water. Does anyone know how I can get him out.

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J.D. J.D. 15 January 2010 22:01:54

Boil up a kettle of water, Martin, and pour slowly into the ice. It should melt it, without the other fish suffering the shock waves.

fran m fran m 15 January 2010 22:12:14

Think the above advice is as good as you will get, should work fine.

Rachel Rachel 15 January 2010 22:21:05

Poor soul.

MartinB MartinB 15 January 2010 22:21:16

No good I tried it, the inch or so of rain water on top cools it off too quick

J.D. J.D. 15 January 2010 22:24:44

It might take 3 or 4 kettles to do the trick Martin, you have to keep doing it. One kettle doesnt do the job so thoroughly.

greenway greenway 15 January 2010 22:26:20

leave a saucepan full of hot water on top of the ice it will melt a hole in ice


fran m fran m 15 January 2010 22:28:58

Or if the pond if close enough to the house, connect a hose up to the hot tap and run it onto the ice.


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