How many eggs do Koi lay? How many and how often

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As you Koi starts to mature they will enevitabily start to breed in your pond as long as the conditions and timings are right. Spawning is a sight to behold and it is likely that your female koi looks fit to birth while she swells up in a short-lived ‘pregnancy’. There are many things that …

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How long are Koi fish pregnant? Live Spawning or egg Layers

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If you notice that a koi is expanding rapidly, you may be bracing yourself for the flip-flap of little fins sometime soon! The sudden bloating of a laden female koi certainly does give the impression that baby fish are well on the way! Despite this fecundity being known as ‘pregnant koi’, all is not what …

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Do Koi fish Eat Mosquito Larvae? Cool Facts!

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Koi fish are ferocious eaters and will eat anything that comes into contact with the water. However, as Koi fish average about 3 feet in size, they typically have their sights set on larger prey than Mosquito Larvae. If you’d like your Koi fish to consume greater amounts of mosquito larvae, decrease their food just …

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American Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) Complete Care Guide

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The American Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) comes from slow-moving marshes, swamps, lakes, and ponds in North America, Florida to through to the Yucatan Peninsula. It gets its name from the colors and patterns on the flank of the male fish during the breeding period. It bears a remarkable resemblance to the Stars & Stripes on the …

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How to Oxygenate a Pond | 3 Ways to Oxygenate a Fish Pond

How to Oxygenate a Pond

A healthy fish pond environment requires plenty of oxygen. Fish need oxygen so they can breathe, and water that has oxygen gets filtered biologically. A way to test if there is enough oxygen in your fish pond is to pay attention to signs that might give clues to problems involving lack of oxygen. Read on …

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9 Best Solar Powered Birdbath Fountains | Pros & Cons

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If you are a bird lover like me, then you probably have a birdbath or two in your garden to ensure that any visiting birds have access to the water that they need. But, did you know that by simply adding a birdbath fountain you could attract and take pleasure from many more? Yes, as …

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7 Ways To Prevent Ponds From Freezing Over | Stop Your Pond Freezing Up

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Let’s have a look at why having your backyard pond freezing over might be problematic, as well as 7 easy ways to prevent ponds from freezing over. We are obviously huge fans of a garden or backyard pond. Who doesn’t love the ambiance of calming, bubbling water, and the added fun of seeing a friendly …

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Best Pond Vacuum Cleaners | Top 3 Pond Vacuums

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A beautiful and natural garden pond can look stunning in the right setting if kept clean and clear. Our Best Pond Vacuum Cleaners guide will help you choose the right equipment to make cleaning your garden pond that much easier. Even natural wildlife ponds can become full of debris and leaves which if neglected will …

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How To Protect Your Pond Fish From Cats And Birds

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Ponds are undoubtedly attractive features that garner not only our attention but also the attention of the flora and fauna that surrounds us. Some visitors come and stay like frogs and salamanders, some simply pass by. Others, however, have more sinister intentions and see our ponds as appetizing. It is these visitors we have to worry …

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How Deep Should A Koi Pond Be For Winter? Stop Yours Freezing Up!

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If asked to close your eyes and picture a garden pond, the chances are that you’ll envisage a bright summer’s day, gentle tinkling water, and Koi swimming around in a crystal clear plant-filled space. A quintessential image of what most fish keepers would hope to achieve, I’m sure you’ll agree? We look at how deep …

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21 Container Pond Ideas | Patio Pond Ideas For Small Spaces

21 container and patio pond ideas

Container ponds are extraordinarily clever and versatile, and will fit almost anywhere – so if you have a small deck, rooftop garden, balcony, or even less space, you can still enjoy the serenity created by a pond. We hope you enjoy the container pond ideas in this article and find some inspiration to start your …

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Pond algae solutions – 5 Easy ways to stop algae growing.

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If your pond looks more like a lush carpet than a body of water, and it’s been a while since you’ve spotted any of your fish, then your algae might be an issue. Here are five easy ways to stop algae growing in your pond. Pond Algae Solutions – 5 Easy Ways to Stop Algae …

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14 Things To Consider Before Building A Fish Pond

Minimum Pond Size for Koi

Does relaxing by your very own garden fish pond sound like your ideal way to spend a lazy afternoon off? If you’ve been thinking of setting up a fish pond in your garden. We recommend you read these 14 Things to consider before building your pond. We have all the information you need to get …

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Sarasa Comet: Care, Feeding, Breeding, Cost Guide

sarasa comet (carassius auratus)

I don’t know about you but for the longest time, I wanted a garden pond with a display of fabulous fish? I dreamed about, planned, dreamed about, and planned, but always kind of procrastinated thinking it would be hard to do, and difficult to care for. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Finally, I built …

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Black Moor: Diet | Size | Cost | Breeding | Lifespan | Care Guide

Black Moor Fish

I think it would be pretty fair to say that we all know someone or that we were that someone that had a goldfish in a tiny bowl as a kid. They were a ‘ten-a-penny’ pet, often won at the fair that either died within a few days of arriving or against all odds lived …

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