Ornamental fish pond: types, content (articles)
However, the presence of fish in the pond is desirable, but not necessarily, because usually has little effect on the maintenance of the purity of water.
When choosing fish are primarily guided by the size of your pond. If you are not strapped for cash, you might want to purchase expensive and beautiful koi. Unfortunately, these fish need special conditions — the surface area of the pond not less than 7.5 m2 and a depth of not less than 1.2 m On the other end of the scale are hardy and unassuming goldfish and shubun-cytokines, which are able to live in any, even very tiny pond — it is necessary only to ensure that in winter the surface water is not delayed by ice for a long time. Between koi and goldfish is Golden Orff, which required a pond with a surface area of at least 4 m2. Another important consideration is visibility. Motley shubunkin and black telescopes spectacular aquarium, but in a pond they are lost. Better to inhabit a pond of bright — white, yellow, orange and red fish. The most suitable for this — goldfish and Golden Orff movable, because they are always held at the water surface.
The number of fish in a pond depends on the saturation of water with oxygen, and this is due to the surface area of the pond. Usually when the population of the pond fish adhere to the following rule: 0.1 m2 of surface water shall be 2.5 cm donatela fish. When the density of the fish are not crowded and have enough oxygen. At first it is better to run in a pond of goldfish and shubunkin, you can later add other fish species. Carp koi other regulations — one fish of 2.5 m2.
The pond is ready to move the fish one month after planting in a plant. On the way home from the store, the fish are kept in the dark and the cool. Home package with the fish dipped in the pond, in Sunny weather, cover the top of the newspaper. An hour later, unleashing a package and add in some water from the pond. Leave the fish in the bag for another ten minutes, then gently release into the pond. Usually fish for several days running, hiding among the plants, do not attempt to lure them out.
The fish themselves, find their own food, but if in the spring and summer when they are most active, to feed them, they will grow better and less afraid. Koi can be trained there. Do not overfeed the fish once or twice a day give them this food that doesn’t sink, and after 5 minutes, remove from the water surface at the uneaten portion. Fish can be left safely without food for the duration of your vacation — they will take care of itself.
Goldfish were bred in China from a silver crucian of about a thousand years ago, but it came to Europe only three hundred years ago. At present there are many breeds of this fish, which for convenience can be divided into two groups. Pond goldfish can winter in the pond, provided that the surface does not stay for long in the winter of entirely one ice. In ornamental goldfish beautiful forked tails; with the onset of cold weather they must bring into the room, and some of the most ornamental species are not able to spend the winter in open water even in areas where there are no harsh winters.