Category Archives for Pond Fish

Encouraging Wildlife into Your Garden Pond

In a balanced garden there should be a stable food chain of prey and predator. For example, destroying all of the greenfly in a garden will deprive ladybirds and blue tits of food. And a garden without any slugs at … Continue reading

23. March 2012 by admin
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Stocking the Garden Pond with Fish

Stocking the Pond It is as well to leave a newly planted pool for about three weeks before introducing fish. Once the plants are established they will not be affected by fish feeding off them, but if the fish are … Continue reading

07. September 2011 by admin
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Caring for Pond Goldfish

Since goldfish are of oriental origin, they look right in ponds and pools with an oriental appearance. The Japanese in particular are adept at constructing beautiful landscaped pools, and you would do well to imitate the Japanese style if goldfish … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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Looking After Koi and Koi Types

When Koi are introduced to your pool, all other fish are outshone by their beauty. The range and variety of their colouring is amazing and they can easily become finger tame, and much more interesting as pets. Koi are commonly … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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Cold Water Ponds and Fish: Care and Maintenance

In summer, water-loss by evaporation can cause problems. In a pool of small capacity the level is watched constantly and the pool kept topped-up. Tap water should preferably be ‘aged’ to allow chlorine to escape before adding it to the … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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Some Common Cold Water Pond Fish

Green Tench, Golden Tench The usual wild Tench is a dark green, almost black, but this golden variety has been bred for ornamental ponds. Their ability to live in poorly oxygenated water makes them ideally suited to ponds in localities … Continue reading

11. July 2011 by admin
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