Koi Fish have different characteristics that serve to be considered as one of the perfect fish that flourish outside the pond. You can easily distinguish this type of fish for the reason that it has variety of colours. Its loveliness and prolonged existence are the main reasons why they took into account as one of the most popular fish in a fishpond.
Naturally the physical condition of the koi fish or also known as cold water fish is depending on the quality of water and the amount of space provided. Knowing that the water required is about 500 gallons or more, it is reasonable to think that it will cultivate as huge fish. With the right temperature that’s ranging from 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit or in cold water, it can perform very well. This allows people especially those who live in the cool places to experience a pond bursting with koi fish. Koi Fish sleep through winter when the ice was formed on the top of the pond that makes their digestion slow down so that they can make it through the winter period.
Since Koi fish love to have shades like lilies, you can cover your fishpond up to 70 percent. Knowing that the tolerance of koi fish in direct sunlight is only up to 6 hours water lilies will help you protect your fish. Aside from its main purpose as shades for your koi fish, lilies lessen the amount of algae in the water. Due to the fact that this type of fish belongs to the omnivorous group, it eats both plants and animals; they can look for the insect and larva’s insect within the plants for food. Another option to make shades for your koi fish is having your ponds under a tree, the only disadvantage is that leaves, twigs and needles might fall on your fish pond so constant cleaning by removing them is necessary.
When you are planning to build your pond, you should take into consideration the depth of your koi fish pond. It is also one way of protecting your koi fish from predators like raccoons which love a first-class one. The water level should be at least four feet so you could keep raccoon on the bay and will provide koi fish enough space to swim. If your fishpond is prone to birds like Great blue Heron, wherein it is present in different parts of the country, your fishpond should have a water level of at least 8 feet. Great blue Heron can eat a six inch koi fish up to 100 pieces, so if it’s not possible to have this depth to protect your koi fish you could at least provide protection by installing a bird net over your pond.
You should in any case run your imagination in building your ideal koi fish pond. You might draw your ideal pond and set standard specifications to achieve a better landscape and therfore a nicer pond.