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Tips on taking care of koi fish


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Greet each day with the view of your home pond thriving with koi fishes. Here’s how to ensure they live long and prosperous lives in your pond.

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Tips on taking care of koi fish

  1. 1. Tips on taking care of Koi fish
  2. 2. When you decide to take care of koi fish in your own home pond, this is without a doubt the fastest method of reducing daily stress. The quiet, peaceful koi-filled pond is a paradise to come home to each and every day. In order to take care of Koi Fish, keep the following in mind:
  3. 3. Maintain Your Pond Equipment Normally, pond equipment includes a good pond dye, aeration system, protein skimmer, powerful pump and filtration system. Keep the surface water clean using the protein skimmer in combination with the filtration system.
  4. 4. Overfeeding Can Be Lethal One of the unhealthiest mistakes you can do to your koi is to overfeed them. The quality of the water decreases which leads to even more future issues. High nitrites and ammonia in the water are some of these problems which result into diseases like parasites and fin rot.
  5. 5. Keep the Temperature Maintained Believe it or not, koi can thrive during the months of winter. When there is surface ice pond, your koi can hibernate beneath the surface, essentially. Use a floating de-icer to stay on the safe side and keep a hole open for the proper exchanges of gases through the ice.
  6. 6. Avoid Problems down the Line by Checking the Water Consistently Owners of koi ponds can tell you that issues such as nutrient enriched runoff, excessive fish waste and acid rain are not uncommon.. It is true that koi fish thrive well and are easy to care for. However, bad water quality will cause health issues in even the hardiest of koi.
  7. 7. Koi fish are without a doubt, one of the most mesmerizing aquatic creature. Believe it or not, you can expect your koi to live between fifteen and twenty years or longer. However, you will need to take care of your fish with the right methods stated here for them to live to their fullest potential. Read more pond tips, news and articles on AquaDye’s Blog
  8. 8. AquaDye’s lake maintenance products are environmentally friendly, which sets the brand apart from its main competitors that use chemicals and other harsh ingredients for their lake/pond colorants. If you wish to know more about AquaDye and the products we offer, give us a call at 800-274-4393 Or visit