Read About Pond Miscellaneous

Before adding fish to the pond, it’s important to ensure that the water is acceptable to the fish. Here's all you need to know about Pond Miscellaneous.

Prepare Pond Water

Make sure the water in your pond is adjusted for fish before you put the fish in. A pond that’s filled with tap water needs chlorine compounds removers so the fish can survive. These need to be in the pond well before the fish are added. Also, pH levels need to be between 6.5 and 8.4 in order for the fish to survive.

The temperature of the pond is extremely important. Water that is too cold can cause a fish’s immune system to shut down. Water that’s too hot can kill a fish. Ideally, the pond should be 65 degrees Fahrenheit, but a temperature between 62 degrees and 74 degrees is also acceptable.

Preparing Fish For The Pond

Don't bring your fish home from the store and just dump them in the water. Wait at least 24 hours to make sure the pond water temperature is acceptable and then, while keeping the fish in its bag, float it in the pond water for at least 30 minutes so it can get used to the water. Fish should be added slowly. Don't dump them in all at once. See how they adjust to the pond and each other before adding more fish. Some experts recommend waiting two weeks before adding fish to the pond to weed out any possibility of sick fish being added to the pool.