A common element of landscape design – an artificial pond that can be the envy of your neighbors, if you run a fish in it. To achieve the desired effect of improvement of exterior, the main thing is not to choose the wrong breed of fish. For example, the carp spend a lot of time on the bottom of the pond, where they feed, so will not be visible.
Very popular in country ponds goldfish is one of the ornamental varieties of carp. Quiet and peaceful multi-colored goldfish almost perfect pond. However, shallow (less than 50cm) the pond in the summer is unacceptable for this species, and in winter, the fish need to move into the house in an aquarium up to 200 litres. Bright back decorative carp koi: black, brindle, red, Golden, black, or yellow, are clearly visible from the shore, is bound to attract the attention of your guests. These Chinese-Japanese bred fish to artificial ponds. They are well used to humans and come to get food from his hands. Very greedy and like to dig the bottom of the pond, so the water may be cloudy. The pond need a depth of at least 2m, and they winter in warm areas. Continue reading
Nothing livens up an artificial pond, floating like a bright fish. In addition to aesthetic pleasure from the contemplation of them, communicating with them and feeding the fish bring practical benefits, destroying mosquito larvae at their country house.
How to breed fish in the pond?
First, we must determine the species of fish intended for breeding. There is need to consider the size of your pond. Such large breed as carp, Koya, paint, IDE need a fairly large and deep ponds with a volume of 8-10 m 2 and more and a depth of 1.5-2m. Medium ponds 4-5 m2 with a depth 1.2 m suitable for cultivation Orgy, verkhivka, bleak. For small water bodies suitable goldfish. It is quite hardy and undemanding. In General, the calculation of such that 10 cm 2 of water surface shall be 2. 5 cm body length of fish.
The preference is to give fish a bright color (yellow, red) and those livelihoods which are visible to the naked eye. There are bottom dwellers such as tench, crucian carp, which are virtually never seen. Continue reading
So you want to fish lived in a pond. But what fish?
The most popular fish in the ponds and pools of goldfish. She is beautiful, has a lot of options for coloring and it is not difficult to care for. This bottom-fish, so often in the search for food it raises from the mud. In the winter its better to take in the home aquarium.
Verhovka no less popular. A small silver fish no more than 12 cm in length. Especially beautiful, when the pond hovered a flock of verhovek. By the way, alone the fish will not live, she’s gregarious and she needs cousins. Prefer these fish ponds are overgrown and at the bottom were rocks.
Minnow, too small fish belongs to the carp family. In normal times, coloration of the variegated minnow, and during spawning the males are painted in very bright colours, why the fish has other names — buffoon, belladonna. Minnow prefers cool water, even better flow. It is practically omnivorous, actually like all cyprinids and therefore will not be a problem feeding. Continue reading