Fish are an integral part of any ecosystem. Unfortunately, here in the Lexington, Richmond, & Danville Kentucky area fish are often seen as creating a maintenance nightmare. Contrary to popular belief, fish will actually reduce pond maintenance, as they graze on string algae and bottom feed from the pond floor.
Koi … the jewels of the water garden! Have you thought about making pond fisha part of your watery paradise. Everyone who has koi preaches of the joy they have while feeding them, watching them swim through caves and waterfalls, and even naming them. You’ll find koi of all different shapes and sizes named accordingly. There’s “Goldie” – everyone’s favorite yellow fish; and “Spot” – the fish with a precarious spot on the front of its forehead; the names can go on, and on, and on! For more information on purchasing and maintaining Pond Fish & KOI in the Lexington, Danville, & Richmond Kentucky (KY) area...READ MORE...
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Additional, Plants absorb nitrates and phosphates that would otherwise encourage and contribute to pond algae growth. Generally speaking, the more plants you have, the less algae-related maintenance will be required. We recommend a minimum of 40-50% of the surface area of your pond covered with plants. This can be accomplished with shallow bog plants, waterlilies, floating plants, or any combination thereof. Plant cover helps shade the water keeping it cool for the fish and slowing the growth of algae. In addition, the coverage of plants provides the fish with a safe place to hide from predators. Additionally, plants make it possible to blend your pond in with existing landscape. For more information on purchasing and maintaining Pond Fish & KOI in the Lexington, Danville, & Richmond Kentucky (KY) area...READ MORE..
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In the pond/water features context, a pond without aquatic plants is…
- A pond without sufficient oxygen
- A pond without happy and healthy fish
- A pond without aerobic (good) bacteria
- A pond without the ability to break down waste products
- A pond without naturally crystal clear water
- A pond without the ability to inhibit algae growth, and
- A pond that most resembles a pot of green pea soup