Some Fish For The Pond
Different fish can make an excellent addition to a well constructed backyard pond. They are very entertaining and relaxing to watch, they act as part of the pond’s ecosystem and also eat away some of the parasitic insects and eggs like mosquitoes. When you’ve made the decision to introduce fish in the pond, there are some important considerations.
Firstly, pond water quality and chemical content, if there is chlorine in the pond, you might as well kiss those goldfish goodbye. It is necessary to purchase and install a de-chlorinator to purify tap water coming in the pond. Water temperature is another issue, fish have to live in waters of set temperatures, temperature deviations will kill them so dip the transport bag in the pond and let the fish get thermo adjusted to the pond water. Newly introduced fish tend to jump out of the pond, save your fish and install pond netting, it will not be required all the time, but only until fish get accustomed to their new surroundings.
Keep predators away from the pond, domestic cats and dogs will have the time of their life trying to eat your pond fish so best to keep pets out of the pond area. It is of utmost importance to oxygenate the pool water, otherwise your fish will be goners. There are a number of ways you can go about doing this, you can either grow special water plants that oxygenate the water, such species are elodea and hornwort. The other option you have is to let the water be aerated by its natural movement i.e. waterfalls and fountains which froth and foam the water thus inserting oxygen. Cleaning the pond important, fish cannot live in closed water area if it isn’t cleaned regularly, there are special cleaning companies that can take care of this, though you need to be sure they work with experienced cleaners Anerley is serviced by such companies so consult with local industry guides and talk to the cleaners Alperton house cleaning companies work at affordable rates but special services will be charged accordingly.
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