A goldfish pond can be a colorful and tranquil addition to your outdoor space. But, it can also take time and effort to keep it healthy and beautiful.
Goldfish are considered ornamental fish. Their golden-orange scales are enchanting to watch in crystal clear waters and will delight children and adults alike.
Here is what you need to know about installing a goldfish pond and the benefits it can bring!
Benefits of a Goldfish Pond
A goldfish pond can be a fun hobby for the whole family and add value to your property. Unlike an indoor tank, the outdoor pond naturally filters and cleans itself. An indoor tank will take hours of cleaning every week, even with a filter.
In the winter, the fish will be slow when the weather is cold. As long as the water is more than 2 feet deep, the fish will sit at the bottom where it is warmer and wait for spring. So you won’t have to worry about cleaning the water in the winter and will look forward to seeing the fish get active again in warmer weather.
Planning Your Goldfish Pond
To find the perfect location for your pond, simply look outside your home or porch. It will be easiest to place the pond somewhere you can see it every day. In addition, regular monitoring will help keep the fish and water healthy.
Consider the size of the pond you want and make sure the area will be deep enough for the pond to not freeze in the winter. However much space you have will determine how many fish your pond can house. Fish tend to eat and defecate a lot, so they need room to swim around. Aquatic plants will not only add visual depth to your pond but provide food for the fish. You won’t even need to feed them every day!
Choosing Your Fish
Goldfish ponds are ideal for smaller spaces because the goldfish are small and do not grow as large as other ornamental fish like Koi. A Koi pond would need about 1,000 gallons of water to keep the fish happy, and a goldfish pond only needs half that, about 500 gallons.
You can purchase fish from a local pet store to be sure to get healthy fish. As long as you have the proper plants in your pond and don’t overcrowd your fish, maintenance will be simple. You probably won’t even need a big filtration system because the plants will naturally filter the feces from the water.
Enjoy With the Whole Family
Goldfish would be an easy addition to your family if your family benefited from watching fish swim and learning more about taking care of animals.
An outdoor pond is more manageable than cleaning an indoor tank every week. Consider installing a goldfish pond in your yard if you seek refuge from the world.
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