Breeding fish in an artificial pond
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.
You should not have predatory fish (perch, catfish) for obvious reasons.
Fish should settle in the reservoir in may-June when the water warms up to 10 degrees.
Each type is worth buying a few pieces, single fish are experiencing stress and anxiety.
Purchased fish do not discharge into the reservoir at once, and let them float in water in a plastic bag in which they were purchased. This is done to ensure that the temperature difference Veronicas and fish experienced a temperature shock.
As for feeding the fish in the pond, it should be noted that usually the fish themselves find enough food in the water in summer (larvae, algae, duckweed). but this applies to water bodies with established ecosystem. New fish ponds are fed. feed the fish feed, which are sold in special shops 1-2 times a day. It is better to use feeds that do not sink and float on the surface, otherwise they sink to the bottom, rot and make the water muddy. At a time should be given such an amount of food that fish eat in 10 minutes.
In the spring the fish are fed more often. You can tame the fish, giving them food at the same time. Then they may even take food from your hands.In autumn, when the water temperature drops to 10 degrees, feed the fish stopped.