A Frequently Asked Question: "How many fish can I put in my pond " In Rochester New York (NY) ?
Having too many fish in your pond will create problems from the waste they create. If your pond is not big enough and does not have adequate filtration to break down that waste, the health of your fish pond ecosystem will be at risk.
Rule Of Thumb For Your Fish
Without a doubt the fish in your pond are the most important and precious part of owning a water garden. You will want to take good care of them and not have too many. The rule of thumb is one (1) inch of fish for every square foot of surface area in your pond.
One (1) inch of fish for every square foot of surface area in your pond.
The Fish In Your Pond Will Grow
When you buy your fish, it's a little like buying plants in that you have to think about the overall size they will be when they mature. Koi will become quite larger than goldfish so if your pond is not more than 1000 gallons, don't even get any. There are many other beautiful fish you can think about like comets, shubunkins & fancy tail goldfish to name a few.
Let Acorn help select your koi fish for your pond !