I have a small outside pond that had 3 goldfish and koi in it. When the power went out, the pump quit working. I couldn't leave the fish outisde because the pond was already freezing and they would die.
So, I took a bucket and put some of their own super cold water in it and put the fish in the bucket. I brought them in the house and I am assuming I need to leave them to warm up in their own water.
I fed them in the summer, but not the winter because their heartbeats slow down and they can't eat.
How long should I wait to put them in the tank?
How long should I wait to feed them?
I don't have a heater in the tank, but am I correct in thinking that they will be fine in room temperature water?
I would appreciate any help you can give me.