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The inhabitants of the garden ponds

The fact that it is extremely difficult to see in the natural world, can be available if you decide to have fish in your garden pond. The observation of the inhabitants of the underwater Kingdom in the process

curious, addictive. Setting the stage for its own fish, You can learn what is hidden in the lives of the inhabitants of the deep.

Who will live in the pond – a matter of taste. Fish fish alike. Some good, some useful, others delicious:

Koi (Japanese carp) are the most popular inhabitants of the garden ponds. Beautiful,

slow, not away to pursue a life at the water surface, do not hesitate to show people the most intimate of details (spawning). However, if you run the koi in the large pond, they will deprive you of the joys of contemplation. There, in the vast “pastures”, carp grow very quickly and will begin to misbehave: to raise from the bottom turbidity, damage aquatic plants and maintain a secretive

a way of life. So in the summer it is better to keep a small shallow water bodies with a permanent water filtration, and in winter move to deeper ponds or aquariums with special conditions. Ideal permanent living, koi (as well as most ornamental fish) – pools in winter gardens, with fountains and waterfalls.

Ornamental varieties of carp ( goldfish and comets ) is the most suitable inhabitants for small ponds. They are quiet, keep krasivejshaya, quickly get used to people. Choosing a fish, pay attention to the tail. Than it is shorter, the greater the chances that it will survive the winter in the pond. Owners forked and fan-shaped tails have to be relocated in smaller containers or aquariums with blowing air and water temperature +3-5 °C. But these beauties are capable of the whole winter without food.

Silver carps are the “nurses of the pond”. They usually recommend to plant in heavily overgrown ponds. Specialization carp – plants with tender greens. The only bad thing: the chance to observe the life of the “techs” you have virtually no. Occasionally they will indicate the presence of single bursts on the surface of the water.

From sturgeon we would like to highlight the starlet. She is becoming more widespread due to breeding. Sturgeon may live in the garden

ponds. If you are interested in their aesthetic value (the unusual shape of the body, graceful movements), blowing sturgeon in shallow water with small Acadamy. If gastronomic – start them in a large. On filamentous algae and feed, they quickly grow up.