One of the best parts of having a backyard pond is adopting fish. They’re also a great addition for sustaining your ponds ecosystem. The best part is, you don’t have to put that much effort into caring for them. However, there are a few basic precautions to take in order to maintain the health of your fish, as well as the balance of your pond.
Don’t overfeed your fish.
Koi fish are omnivorous animals that eat algae, animal matter, bugs, and plants. We recommend you feed your fish once every other day and only what they can consume in a three minute time period. In most cases, it is not necessary to feed your fish. Excess food left floating in your pond will break down and result in an algae bloom. When a pond is built right, with aquatic plants, rocks, and gravel there is plenty of food for the fish to consume. The fish will eat the algae off the rocks and help keep your pond clean.
Maintain good water quality.
A huge factor in the health of your fish is water quality. Less than ideal conditions can stress your fish — In turn, stressed fish become more susceptible to illness and the possibility of death. We believe that your pond should be as natural as possible, so be sure not to add harmful chemicals like additives or phosphates. Your pond plants will naturally purify the water, while your fish eat excess algae.