For many fish pond owners in the Rochester New York (NY) area, miniature koi & goldfish are the jewels of the water garden! Have you thought about making them a part of your watery paradise. Everyone who has pond fish 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!
One of the other things that is so wonderful about welcoming a fishy friend into your pond is that they are pretty low maintenance. You won’t see a koi scratching at the door to go for a walk, or choosing your prized sofa for a litter box. Nope. Fish live, breath, and eat in the exact same place … your pond. They truly are one of the most low-maintenance pets you can have.
Feeding Your Fish
When it comes to feeding the goldfish and koi in your pond, you may notice that there are several different recommendations out there. If your fish are part of a balanced ecosystem, as is the case with the Aquascape system, your best bet is to feed them as much as they will eat in five minutes, being careful not to leave too much food floating at the surface.
It gets cold in Rochester, Monroe County NY, will I need to bring my koi and pond fish inside?? No need to remove your fish for the winter, even here in Rochester, New York (NY)! Fish can also over-winter in your pond, so you can rest assured that they won’t be in a tub in the middle of the living room as the months get colder. Even in the rough climate we have in Rochester, NY your pond fish will be ok if you take the right steps to ensure their safety. After all, they won’t even pay rent!
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How Important Are The fish In My Ecosystem Pond?
Pond Fish are an integral part of any ecosystem pond. Unfortunately, fish are often seen as creating a maintenance nightmare. Contrary to popular belief, fish will actually reduce pond maintenance, as they graze on string algaeand bottom feed from the pond floor.
To most people a water garden simply wouldn't be complete without fish swimming through the water. Whether we keep fish for their bright shimmering colors, the movement in the water, or for the more practical reasons such as mosquito control, fish are an important addition to a pond. Some of us name our fish and care for them as we would any other pet. Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls provides fish purchasing Packages while installing new or renovating existing backyard ponds.
More Than Just Koi
Are there other fish, besides fancy koi, that make great pond-living pets? There most certainly are! That same goldfish that stares at you from the glass at the fish store is a perfect fit for your pond. Goldfish are incredibly resilient and can be a great starter fish for a new pond owner. Best of all, they come in all, shapes, sizes, and colors and if you have a container water garden or preformed pond, they’re a great fit!
Goldfish varieties include: Comets, Shubunkins, Fantails, Moors, Orandas, and other fancy goldfish. A fish that is sure to find its way into your heart resembles the koi, but is much smaller. It’s called a shubunkin and it’s a kind of single-tailed, long-bodied goldfish that differs from the koi in the fact that it doesn’t have “barbells,” which are whiskers of sorts that are used to root through gravel.
It Doesn't End There
If you do your homework, you’ll find that there are plenty of fish (many native to the Rochester, Monroe county NY area) that would be perfectly content in your home. From minnows to mosquito fish, to carp and game fish – your options are endless. Fish are a major part of your pond’s ecosystem and they are important to your pond’s overall health, but they also make great pets. And best of all, regardless of what’s happened in your life, they’ll always be there to greet you at the end of a long day. Ain’t that grand!?
What Size Fish Pond Are You In The Mood For?
Acorn Ponds & Waterfalls can help you make the right decisions when it comes to pond maintenance or designing and installing your new goldfish pond in Rochester New York (NY). As professional pond contractors, we work with you every step of the way to make sure it is the garden you've always wanted. Whatever size pond or water feature you are interested in, we will make sure it gets done right. Contact us now!
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