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.
Specifically when dealing with algae, aeration can have a significant impact on the algae and related pond health even if it isn’t considered a direct treatment for algae.
When you move past the symptoms and get to the root of the problem, excessive nutrients are, by far, the #1 cause of pond “problems”.
Since excessive nutrients are the main cause of a multitude of pond problems, it is important to understand where these nutrients are coming from.
An aeration device will add oxygen to the pond and mix the pond water making sure there is oxygen for the decomposition process [...]
It is ideal to prevent the nutrients from entering the pond to begin with, but that not always entirely possible. Here are some ways to manage excessive nutrients.