Fish or fishes?
Fish enliven the garden pond and justify their presence in it that eat mosquito larvae and other insects. However, the presence of fish in the pond is desirable, but not necessarily, because usually has little effect on the maintenance of the purity of water.
When choosing fish, primarily guided by the size of your pond. If you are not strapped for cash, you probably will want to buy expensive beautiful carps. Unfortunately, these fish are harmful to the plants-oxygenators. Like other species of carp, they need a reservoir with a surface area of not less than 7.5 sq. m. At the other end of the scale are hardy and plain ordinary goldfish and shubunkin that can live in any, even very tiny pond — it is necessary only to ensure that in winter the surface water is not delayed by ice for a long time. Between koi and goldfish is Golden Orff, which required a pond with a surface area of at least 3.5 sq m. Another important consideration is whether will be visible to fish. The most suitable from this point of view fish are ordinary goldfish and more mobile gold Orff, since they always stay at the water surface.
Buy fish from a reputable posession. The length of the fish should be about 10 cm the fish must be placed in plastic bags with water saturated with a sufficient amount of oxygen. Do not run into the pond too many fish; usually when the population of the pond ryboproduktsija the following rule: 0.1 sq. m of surface water shall be 2.5 cm of body length of fish. When the density of the fish is not crowded and enough oxygen for normal life. Later you can add in another pond a few individuals. On the way out of the store holding the bag of fish in a cool and dark place, on his arrival home, put it (without untying it) into the pond and cover with newspaper. After an hour or two untie the bag and release the fish in their new home. Do not overfeed the fish — they are quite able to feed herself. It is desirable to feed only in spring and summer when they are most active. Feed your fish once a day and give them food that floats. After 10 minutes remove the remnants with a disconnected water surface. Fish can be left safely without food for the holidays — during your absence, they will take care of itself. You may want also to bring to the pond newts, toads, frogs and dragonflies. In this case, the portion of the shore of the pond have to do gentle — this will allow birds, hedgehogs and amphibians is easy to approach the water. In addition, near the reservoir should be put a pile of stones and logs where animals can hide during hibernation, as well as to organize the swamp, where among the avens, kaluzhnitsa and some tall grasses can hide the frog.