Backyard / October 10, 2018 / Charlotte Mcneely.
An introduction to the typical backyard pond:
Backyard ponds and water gardens are not only for fishes but also for birds, butterflies, and frogs. Without any exceptional cases these ponds are typically small, sometimes no larger than 3 to 4 feet in diameter. They may need built-in barrels or other patio containers. The water can be useful in drawing wildlife to the backyard, and hence it may also turn into a natural, relaxing, and scenic addition that can provide interest and enjoyment. The best location for a backyard pond would be of a place from where it a readily an observed and viewed. However, if there is a lack of space in the backyard for a built-in earthen pond, a tub pond or large water bowls can also be considered. These can be placed on the patio and provide many of the same benefits as a built-in pond.
Fishes for the backyard ponds:
The fish in the backyard pond will not only serve a practical purpose, but they will also add an element of character and fun. The best option while choosing fishes would be the native fish. Goldfish or koi carp can a used if you want to see brightly colored fish in the pond. However, any kind of brightly colored fish will be extremely vulnerable to predators, especially in a small, shallow lake. The most preferred ones are the Koi, Shubunkin, which is a type of goldfish and Comets the basic goldfish. Koi will eat the plants as they love to pick at the roots of our water hyacinth and hence to place them inside a wire barrier where the fish can?t get to them should protect them. However, if the balance is right, both fish and plants can live in harmony. It also that the fish also plays a crucial role in balancing the water quality and their waste is essential to the healthy bacteria that keep the water clean and bright. It is advised to add fish slowly and start a pond with one or two feeders to give the pond time to balance out.