What types of fish are best for your pond?

What types of fish are best for your pond?

With spring in full bloom, your pond should be pretty active and well used. Nothing adds a beautiful aesthetic to your yard and pond like fish. They provide color and character and are also an essential part of the pond’s ecosystem. Whether you keep pond fish for their lively glistening colors, graceful movement through the water, or just for mosquito control, fish are an important addition to any pond or water garden. So what types of fish are best for your pond? Read below for a helpful guide to buying the right pond fish for your water garden.

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Prevent "Spring Kill" with Spring Survival Kit

Prevent "Spring Kill" with Spring Survival Kit

For pond enthusiasts with koi, spring can mean unexpected challenges. In the beginning of spring, the dormant aquatic life starts to become active. This increase in activity includes fish as well as bacteria and other microorganisms. In the right conditions, bacteria can rapidly reproduce and create environments that are stressful to fish. If pond conditions are left unattended, eventual fish loss due to "spring kill" may occur, which commonly refers to seasonal fish loss due to a series of issues related to water quality. It is mostly caused by dangerous, oxygen-poor conditions. Be prepared with a spring survival kit for koi.

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Common Pond Maintenance Mistakes

Common Pond Maintenance Mistakes

Having a beautiful pond with crystal clear water does not happen without work. The reason you have shimmering water is because of routine maintenance. When the water becomes murky, the pond is showing signs of an imbalance and the pond’s health is at risk probably due to improper upkeep. Below are some common pond maintenance mistakes to avoid.

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