When you think about pond fish, which varieties come to mind? You'll find that most pond owners are partial to three main types of fish: koi, goldfish, and shubunkin. Here at Modern Design Aquascaping, we love talking about pond life hope to help you better understand these popular fish for ponds and water features.
What's so great about having fish in your pond?
For one thing, fish are very low maintenance pets. Virtually everything they need will come from your pond. Because our water feature systems create a balanced ecosystem for your pond, feeding the fish is simple--you only give them as much as they can consume within five minutes to prevent excess food floating on the surface.
Pond fish are incredibly peaceful and gorgeous to simply watch. Watching your lovely fish and natural pond provides a wonderful stress reliever and tranquil escape from the comfort of your own property.
Most of us recognize the beautiful and various koi fish available for ponds today. Koi fish are carefully bred for vibrant colors and beautiful patterns. In fact, koi breeding is considered a long-standing Japanese form of art.
Many of us had a goldfish bowl as children. Goldfish come in a vast variety of shapes, sizes and colors--which can make them just as beautiful and fascinating as the famous koi. Goldfish also happen to be especially hardy fish--which makes them a very smart choice for new pond owners.
While these fish are not as well known as the others, they are another wonderful choice. Shubunkin have an appearance that resembles koi fish, but they are much smaller and do not have those infamous “whiskers” used to root through gravel.
Minnows, mosquito fish and carp are all other popular selections for water features. The more you learn about pond life, the more surprised you may be by the sheer number of varieties of fish you may add to your pond.
As always, Modern Design Aquascaping is here to help you enjoy a better, more naturally balanced and beautiful pond. We welcome your questions about maintaining or installing a pond or water feature. Please visit our website or call 865-995-1234 today to learn more about our services and fill out our online form for a free quote.
John Adams is a professional pond artist and builder.