List of recent pond and koi articles March 2006

Golden rules to follow when buying fish for a new pond

Golden rules to follow when buying fish for a new pond. Most pondkeepers have experienced some problems or have heard of other peoples experiences when it comes to stocking a pond with fish. You have designed...

Goldfish Varieties in Bowls Tanks Garden Fish Ponds

Goldfish Varieties in Bowls Tanks & Garden Fish Ponds. The goldfish can be regarded as the standard bearer of all ornamental fish. Initially kept and prized by the wealthy rulers of China over 1500 years ago...

Koi Nishikigoi Cyprinus Carpio Favourite Pond Fish

originate from the paddy fields of Asia and Japan. Like most ornamental pond fish, koi were discovered quite by accident as coloured genetic mutations (accidents of nature)...

Golden Orfe Popular and Perfect Pond Fish Orfe Ide

Golden Orfe Popular and Perfect Pond Fish | Orfe (Ide) Leuciscus idus. More golden than a goldfish and at times too swift for the eye to follow, the orfe is a very popular and undemanding pond fish....

Bottom Feeding Pond Fish Sterlets | Sterlet Acipenser ruthenus

Bottom Feeding Pond Fish Sterlets | Sterlet Acipenser ruthenus. The Sterlet can be described as a prehistoric fish which dates back to the dinosaurs. Its ancient ancestry is also quite clear when looking at its body form...

Bottom Feeding Pondfish Tench | Tinca tinca

Every garden pond should have a tench. This sturdy, bottom feeding fish performs a perfect scavenging role, rooting around in the silt and sediment that may have accumulated over the seasons....

Conservation or Wildlife Garden Pond How to Select Site and Set

Conservation or Wildlife Garden Pond | How to Select Site and Set Up. A wildlife pond is best suited to an area of garden set aside as a conservation or back-to-nature area....

Objectives of a Garden Pond Suitable for Koi Fish

Objectives of a Garden Pond Suitable for Koi Fish. A koi pond is designed and built with displaying the koi in a clear and healthy environment being the main objective. Everything is planned with the koi in mind...

Creating a Garden Fish or Koi Fish Pond from scratch

Creating a Garden Fish or Koi Fish Pond from scratch. Whether it is an inbuilt desire to return to the comfort of our pre-born amniotic beginnings, or connected to the fact that our bodies are predominantly made up of water...

DIY Pond Installation Preformed or Flexible UK Pond Costs

DIY Pond Installation | Preformed or Flexible UK Pond Costs. Any aquarist who is fortunate enough to be able to keep fish inside in an aquarium and outside in a pond soon starts to see the many parallels between keeping fish in both environments...

Consider a Bog Garden Selecting a pond type thats right for you

Consider a Bog Garden | Selecting a pond type thats right for you: When building a pond, we generally have a good idea as to how we want it to look when completed...

Seasons Fish Ponds Pond and fish maintenance for autumn season

Seasons & Fish Ponds | Pond and fish maintenance for autumn season. As autumn approaches, our pond enters its last scene her before the final curtain of winter approaches. Even at this late stage...

Seasonal pond and fish maintenance for spring

Seasonal pond and fish maintenance for spring. Springtime is the launch pad for life in the garden. All life in the garden has spent the preceding cold winter months in slumber,...

Seasonal pond and fish maintenance for summer

Seasonal pond and fish maintenance for summer. This is what weve all been waiting for. Preparing the garden pond through any winter worries, ensuring that the fish have come through their rest period free from any health problems...

Seasonal pond and fish maintenance for winter

Seasonal pond and fish maintenance for winter. Winter. To a certain degree, a laissez-faire approach with our pond may be justifiable in the winter, as there is little that fish require from us over this fallow period...

How to achieve health growth and good colour for pond fish

growth and good colour for pond fish. We eat on average, 3 times a day, and according to a survey on lifestyle, we can expect to spend a total of 5 years of our life eating. Quite a full time occupation...

Testing water quality What is good fishpond water quality

Testing water quality | What is good fishpond water quality? Good water quality is a measure of how suitable water is for keeping fish healthy. There are a number of simple tests that can be carried out on pond water to determine whether it is suitable...

How to feed fish and koi and the fish food types available

How to feed fish and koi and the fish food types available. Pond fish such as koi, gold fish and shubunkins are all related to the carp which is naturally a grazing fish,...

Perfect garden fish pond lights and lighting

Perfect garden fish pond lights and lighting. Lighting can be used to convey different moods to a pond and the surrounding garden...

Nuisance pond algae green water and blanket weed solutions

Nuisance pond algae green water and blanketweed solutions. The most common problem that ponds experience surprisingly does not relate to fish, but to plants, - and unwanted ones at that,...

How to Optimise Pond Water Quality

How to Optimise Pond Water Quality. Keeping fish is not like keeping any other pet, such as a cat, dog, rabbit or guinea pig If four-legged pets take a disliking to their surroundings or become stressed in their environment in which their owner wishes to keep them...

The Vital Importance of Filtering Fish Pond Water Pond filters

The Vital Importance of Filtering Fish Pond Water | Pond filters and filtration. All living animals produce waste which is toxic and must be excreted. If such waste is allowed to build up once excreted...1234567890

Koi Goldfish Pond Pumps Before You Buy a Pump

Koi & Goldfish Pond Pumps | Before You Buy a Pump. If youre considering building a pond that features a fountain or waterfall, or are looking to install a UVc and filter, then you'll need a pump....

Waterfalls and pond fountains | ponds with waterfalls and streams

Waterfalls and pond fountains | ponds with waterfalls and streams. A waterfall makes a very natural addition to a pond, with many ponds integrating one when constructed. They can be added at a later date...

What should you be looking for in a pump used to circulate an average 2000 gallon pond setup?  

If a pond has a volume of 2000 gallons, a pump capable of pumping a minimum of 1000 gallons per hour would be required

How to choose the right pond aerator

Choosing a method of aeration for your Koi pond is quite different from say choosing a pond pump or UVc. Firstly, not all ponds may need additional aeration.

How to choose the right pond filter

A pond filter is the inseparable partner of the pond pump that we looked at last month. Just as the pump's role can be compared to that of our heart, the filter's role is that of the liver and kidneys combined.

How to choose the right pond heater

Compared to other pond hardware such as must-have items such as a pump and filter, a pond heater is an optional purchase depending on your budget and your approach to koi keeping.

How to choose the right pond pump

A good pump is one that is quiet, reliable and one that can almost be forgotten once installed.

How to choose the right UV clarifier for your pond

In fact, UV clarifiers are so good at producing a continual supply of green sludge that it is recommended that mechanical filtration should be 'over-sized' whenever UV units are installed.