"Can't wait to have your own fish pond? Do you have trouble choosing what things to put inside your pond? Well, stop worrying. Here are a few guidelines to help you maintain a healthy fish pond:
The very first thing you have to take in mind when making your fish pond is its depth. Having the proper depth for the size of your fish important for the way you pond will look. You will need a shallow pond if you plan to breed small fishes. Shallow pond would be about 4 feet deep, this is the minimum depth for fish ponds. If, however, you are planning to breed large fish then you can go deeper than this.
Size of the pond
Depth is just one of the many things that you will be thinking about, the size of your pond including the length and of course the width will be considered as well. Be sure, when making your pond, that there is enough space for the fish. Larger ponds will let you breed more fish. It is known that there are some fishes that are territorial, which means that they need a space away from other fishes. This is because some fishes will sometimes attack other fishes that will cross their territory. Having a pond with large space will not only prevent your fishes from attacking each other, the extra space is also great for your fish which are laying eggs.
Your pond should have aquatic plans because they can help you keep your pond's environment healthy. You should choose an underwater plant if its purpose is for providing oxygen for your fishes. Underwater plants are great giver of oxygen to your fishes. Find out also if your fish needs a shade, if they do then look form lily pads or other shade plants. Don't put a lot of plants in your pond, let your fish adjust to their environment first. Another to take note is never to build your pond under a tree because of falling leaves and try to build your pond under a shade.
If you want to have your pond for a long time, you must invest into some equipment. Your pond will need water aerator, ultraviolet sterilizer, water pump and filtration system.