As you can see, my friend reshaped the pond from its original "figure 8" shape to a "kidney bean" shape.
After 24 hours, the fish were ready to be transitioned to the pond. First, they were put in a plastic bag with their original pond water (that they were living in during the time in the smaller container) and floated in the pond to adjust them to the new temperature. Then, some new water from the pond needed to be put into the bag to adjust them to the new water. I think each of these steps was for about 15 or 30 minutes for each step. Note: Please consult an expert for the exact specifications of adjusting fish to a new location since these types of transitions can be fatal for fish.
Yes! Mission Accomplished! The fish are safe!
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