One of the many wonders of owning a pond is the bright and beautiful fish that exist in it. Though owning fish might seem like another expense, or a ton of work, with the right knowledge the rewards really out weight the bad. If you are looking to fill your pond with some beautiful pond fish, you’ll want to keep the location and weather in mind and to help your new fish beat the bitter winter cold, you’ll need to know your stuff.
You Have Options
Picking fish for your pond might seem like a scary and overwhelming decision, but it doesn’t have to be! The most important thing to keep in mind is a breed that can live through a bitterly cold winter. There are several hearty and beautiful fish varieties that can withstand the long island cold. From Archerfish, Bluegills, Goldfish and Koi, there are several varieties of fish that can make it through the bitter cold winters, but you’ll also have to do your part!
Keep The Area Maintained
Once you have your fish picked, you have to be sure you can keep them healthy throughout the year too! With proper aeration and ventilation, your fish will do just fine. Keep your pond free of debris and don’t overpopulate it. Knowing how big your fish will grow, and how much space is needed for them to freely live, is a key part of perfect care too.
Watch What They Eat
One key thing is to know when it’s time to stop feeding your fish. Not all fish need a full diet year-round, and overfeeding them can mean life or death. Pay attention to the temperature and their movement. Beyond over feeding you want to avoid excess food from rotting in the water too. With proper feeding habits, your fish can live a long and healthy life.
Paradise Ponds by Ed Dedicke proudly services all areas from Bayside to Ronkonkoma and everywhere in between. Contact us to get started with your next project, or give us a call at 516-334-1122.