The presence of fish in a pond adds to the enjoyment of this area of your garden as well as enhancing the overall health of the water. They eat the mosquitoes that land on the water, thus helping you avoid an infestation in the warm summer months. Before you rush out and start buying fish to put in the pond there are a few things you may need to know about the best types to purchase.
You may think it wouldn’t be feasible to add goldfish to a pond if you don’t live in a tropical climate but this is not so. This type of fish is well able to adapt to a variety of climates and weather. It is one of the best varieties of fish to start with if you don’t have experience in this area. Unless the water quality ios extremely poor, these fish will be able to survive.
If this is one of the choices of fish you want to add to your pond there are a few factors that you must consider beforehand. These fish need lots of plants where they can hide as well as open areas where they can swim freely. The best fish to add to the shubunkin goldfish are Koi because they do not get along well with any species of fish that are slow swimmers.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to add Koi to the pond. While there are some varieties that are very expensive there are also those that don’t cost a lot at all. There is also an abundance of variety when it comes to color and size. They get along rather well with most species of fish and are able to handle gradual changes in the temperature of the water.
Other Factors to Consider
It is important to do your research on fish that can get along well together before you start your purchase. You might also want to consider the food you buy for the fish and the manner in which you feed them. There are great Fish Feeders on the market that take all the work out of having a colorful array of different fish species in the pond.
The Sweeney Galvanized Fish Feeder is great for both small and large ponds. It works on a 12-volt battery so that you can use it remotely and the sun is the only charger that you need for the battery. It is very easy to use as you don’t have to bend over to fill it and it can hold as much as 100 pounds of fish food.
Another model of fish feeder that works very well is the Sweeney Green Fish Feeder. You can change the direction of the feeder whenever you wish. This model is more expensive but you won’t have the usual problem of clogging because of the auger inside.
A more inexpensive model of fish feeder is available in the Stock A Dock Feeder that will automatically send out the feed two times a day.