Depth is key in any pond habitat, but the amount of depth needed often depends on the fish species and your geographic area.
Fish require structure for safety as well as for feeding and reproduction. Learn more about different types of natural and man made structures in this article.
Varying bottom and shoreline contour add to the visual appeal of a pond, as well as to fish and overall pond health. Read this article and find out more.
The right balance of predator/prey will ensure your pond can sustain itself with little interaction. This article will help familiarize you with proper fish stocking.
It is important to have balance in your pond when it comes to fish species and densities of those species. Here is some information to help you with fish stocking in your pond.
Freshwater fish are typically split into 3 categories; Cold-water, warm-water, and cool-water. Read more to find the right species of fish that will thrive in your type of pond and geographic area.
Don’t be afraid to harvest some fish from your pond. Selectively harvesting fish from your pond is a very effective way of maintaining a balance of forage and predator fish.
Supplemental feeding can improve the health and size of fish in your pond. Find out more about dietary requirements and ways to feed your fish in this article.
Algae plays a critical role in your pond health, but an imbalance can be catastrophic to your overall pond health. Learn more about algae along with its benefits and issues in this article.
There are several available methods for algae control and prevention. Each has a slightly different way of attacking algae and some may work better in different situations.