Do you find yourself constantly battling algae growth in your beautiful garden pond? You’re not alone! Keeping a clean and healthy pond can be a challenge, but did you know that adding some algae eating fish to your pond can help keep it crystal clear? In this blog post, we’ll explore the top 10 algae eating fish for ponds, along with some additional pond inhabitants, and discuss how to choose the right species for a clean and balanced pond.
There’s something about watching koi swimming slowly in a pond that just relaxes us and drowns out all the unnecessary noise in our lives. Colorful koi fish been revered for centuries, and it’s easy to see why.
Today it is easier than ever to install a pond right in your own back yard, but building a koi pond is neither fast nor cheap, so you want to make sure you’re starting out in the right way.
Kawarimono Koi are a misfit class that does not conform to the ideal judging criteria of the Koi world, i.e., they are non-metallic koi that add their own uniqueness and grace to many garden ponds.
Koi fish are known to adorn garden ponds, restaurant interiors, and lounge space for their beautiful lineage and bizarre coloring. But do you know, how much are Koi fish and what exactly adds to their worth? In this article, I’ll list some mind-boggling factors that determine Koi fish’s cost and overall quality of a Champion Koi.
Today, I’m going to drop a bomb on you that would solve the greatest mystery of limnologists. Well, not limnologists, but many of the true freshwater enthusiasts. And that is, explaining the exact differences between a lake and a pond.
Honestly and scientifically, there’s no apparent difference between a lake and a pond. A pond is a small lake, and a lake is a large pond.
Let’s be honest, backyard ponds look beautiful with all vegetation and aquatic life swirling in circles gracefully. But it’s the pond maintenance that demands arduous hours of labor.
Most pond hobbyists are aware of the fact that an unhealthy pond means an unhealthy ecosystem that is dangerous and detrimental to you and the environment. Therefore, it’s imperative that you do your research and homework before creating your own, beautiful garden ponds.
The formation of pond scum begins on the sides and builds up from the rocky bottom. When algae gets uncontrolled, it produces oxygen that makes it buoyant, and it floats to the surface of your pond. As a result, slimy and gruesome scum develops that usually clings to the ponds’ wall or filters, making them impossible to remove. Once the algae grow aggressively, it messes up with your pond ecosystem and overwhelms the pond’s surface.
In this article, I’ll discuss the causes of pond scum, types of different algae, and preventive measures to control pond scum in your garden ponds.
Building the pond from scratch is a fun process, especially when it comes to choosing the best pond fish. There are a variety of fish species that can thrive in ponds, ranging from exotic koi fish to pond fish that look like sharks!
However, while choosing your pond fish, it’s vital to determine whether the fish would adapt to to the conditions of your area’s climate during winter. That’s because many aquarium fish are tropical and rarely do well in ponds, and vice versa. Other pond fish also get large and may not be suited for smaller ponds.
How long do Koi Fish live?
If you’re a new Koi keeper who wants to buy Koi for your garden pond because it has a life expectancy of around 100+ years, you may be in for a surprise!
Contrary to belief, the life expectancy of Koi fish depends on keeper to keeper. So, there’s no one answer to, “How long do Koi live?”. I’ll explain.
Did you know there are over a hundred varieties of Koi fish? Yes, it’s crazy the variety of Koi you can get for your pond. Koi fish is a name known to many that need no introduction. However, selecting the that fit your garden can lead to some serious buyer’s anxiety.
And in this article, I’ll walk you through 11 most popular types of Koi fish that add life to your gardens and their distinct characteristics.
Have you ever been to fishing exhibitions? If you have, chances are that you have had a hard time distinguishing between Koi and Goldfish amid fish galore.
And that’s not just you! Anyone can confuse the two breeds because of their uncanny resemblance. Even though Koi and goldfish look so much alike, they are actually two completely different varieties with distinctive characteristics.
In this article, I’ll put my years of experience to use and show you some of the obvious differences between Koi fish and goldfish that should help you identify the two easily.
Butterfly Koi Fish are notably amiable, docile, and hardy. The only thing they need is clean water and a balanced diet high in nutrients. However, if you’re new to Koi keeping, chances are you’re in the dark about this hybrid yet graceful breed of long fin Koi that’s taking the koi hobby by storm.
In this article, I’ll walk you through some basic information about butterfly Koi – from their behavior, care, and recommended intake to their life expectancy and temperament.