The Best Koi And Fish Food For Maintaining Healthy Fish

If you have Koi or Gold fish, most likely you work pretty hard at keeping your pond in a good, healthy state.  Of course some of this effort is designed to help the pond’s appearance, but the health of your fish is likely a big part of it too.

It’s easy to feel a connection to our fish, and of course, in some cases, we’ve had them for years…possibly even decades.  So in this article I’m not going to suggest you’re doing anything wrong or poorly when it comes to your fish…I just wanted to remind everyone that along with a clean, healthy environment, what you feed them will matter a lot too.

Although we could talk about good fish food in depth…and the discussion could take the better part of a book…I’ll try to keep this simple and to the point…while covering the essentials of a good quality Koi food.  Ideally the formula should provide support for growth, good color, and a strong immune system.

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Effective Solutions For Green Water In Small Ponds

Green water in a small pond can be one of the most frustrating experiences for the pond owner.

Once established, and you should know, it doesn’t take very long for that to happen, some folks end up trying all sorts of remedies and potions, without seeing any positive results.

So before we dig into the best ways (I think) to deal with green water problems, just know you’re not alone. It’s a common problem that may have any number of solutions that can end it.  I’ve included a video here where I’ll cover the steps that we take to deal with green water problems in a small pond.

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A New Chlorine Filter For Fish Ponds?

You don’t have to be involved with fish ponds very long to learn that city water ain’t the best water around. Granted it’s nice to have it in easy reach, and it’s been cleaned and processed to remove a lot of potentially problematic things that could harm folks. But for fish (and plants), it’s got some problematic things in it.

Most notably chlorine and chloramines.

These disinfecting chemicals serve a purpose as noted above, but they don’t belong in your pond…fish can die from pretty low concentrations, which is why pond care companies offer up both liquid and tablet products to dechlorinate your pond water. When shopping around you absolutely want to be sure that not only is the product rated for chlorine, but chloramines as well (like this one). It’s really the latter that’s the biggest problem…or maybe it’s better to state that’s a longer lasting problem.

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Pond Vacuum Reviews – Updated For 2018!

We get a lot of questions on pond vacuums, and trying to find one that will suit your needs to a tee is not always an easy task.  This is our latest summary of pond vacuum comparisons as found on Amazon.

Over the years the selection of vacs has certainly changed and evolved for the small pond owner.  There is a wider selection these days, but a few of the best vacuums in the class were dropped by distributors and made getting them in hand a bit more difficult.

As of this writing in May of 2018, here are a few of the best pond vacuums (in my opinion) that are available for retail purchase.

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The Most Effective Way To Protect Fish From Herons

For small pond owners with fish, there’s one thing you simply do not want to see hanging around your pond.  And that’s a heron. In actuality, any type of wading, fishing bird could spell trouble, but Great Blue Herons seem to top the list of trouble makers when it comes to goldfish or koi ponds. …

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