The Oxygen level in your Koi pond is something you probably don’t think about very often, but it is critical. To ignore it is a big mistake. Some koi owners don’t understand the need for simple aeration of their pond for the health of their fish. This is even more important in the warmest months.
If you have been thinking about a Koi pond but are afraid it may be too difficult to consider, think again it really is not as difficult as you think. A Koi pond can be a beautiful enhancement to your garden and if you build and maintain it properly you will have a pond to be proud of for many years.
Everyone’s life could be more serene and a Koi garden can help make that happen. It isn’t hard to become amazed at what it is a Koi garden can do for the area in front of your home or business. That is because anyone who gets to enjoy your garden will literally fall in love. Actually, they may have a bit of jealousy within themselves. They may even make the decision to take a photograph of it. But you can’t have the best garden without having the right supplies, the right fish, and a prime location.
What season it is will determine how it is you are to feed your Koi. Koi are cold blooded, so their metabolism can be greatly altered based on the temperature of the water in which they live. Feeding Koi too much when the weather is cold or not enough when it is hot can be hazardous to their health. Koi feeding is not a science, but just requires that you are careful. As long as you follow the Koi feeding instructions, then you should have no problem having healthy Koi for many years to come.
A lot of people build Koi garden ponds not only because they are beautiful but because they can be so calming. However, you have to realize at the beginning that building and maintaining one can take a lot of dedication. It is first important to understand as much as possible about Koi fish. They are indigenous to Japan and have an unusual shape – like a drum! These fish are very colorful and frisky; they love to play. Still, because building the pond and taking care of the fish requires so much care, you need to know what to expect right at the onset.
Sitting by a peaceful koi pond is a lovely stress reliever in the spring and summer; until it is time to feed and care for koi in the fall and winter. With a little bit of knowledge, understanding and a thermometer the stress of feeding outdoor koi is minimal.