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

american flagfish

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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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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3 Fish Perfect for a Garden Pond!

3 types of pond fish

When it comes to pond fish, there is a world of wonderful choices out there. From surface fish to bottom feeders, and eye-catching to camouflage, there truly is a species for everyone. However, all this choice can sometimes make the decision of which to keep just a little confusion. So, to help you out, and …

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How Deep Should A Pond Be For Koi Fish?

koi carp

Koi have to be one of the most popular, if not THE most popular species of fish we keep outdoors. A fact that is pretty unsurprising really when you consider their majestic size, bright colors, and absolute confidence around humans. They make fabulous pets that can live for up to 30 years and really make themselves …

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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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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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