While quarantining your fish, be sure to
aerate the water within the quarantine container using an
water pump. Also, if you cannot place the container in a shady area of the pond, cover the container with a shade cloth, an umbrella, or
floating artificial plants. You should also cover the container with
pond netting to keep fish from jumping out.
Because the quarantine container does not contain
biological filtration, you must monitor water quality with a
test kit and perform regular water changes. To perform a water change, simply hook a hose to a
water pump or
powerhead within the container, and direct the water outside of the pond and away from your garden. To refill the container, move the pump into the pond, and direct fresh pond water into the quarantine container. Be sure to follow the directions on the medication and replenish it after performing a water change.