Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday

Today at Rocks in my Dryer it is the backwards edition of Works for me Wednesday. Instead of giving a tip you are to ask a question you would like tips on.

We inherited a Koi pond with our new home. We don't have any fish but have friends that bought a home and it has a pond with 3 fish and they do not want them. I will be receiving the fish when they close on their house the end of March. We need to clean out the pond because the pump has been off since October. Does anyone know how to take care of Koi or what I need to do to prepare for them?

3 comments:

Plastic Daffodils said...

Taking care of fish can be more work than some people realize, so I would first make sure that this is something you would enjoy doing. Next, do some research. What is your weather like? Will the pond likely freeze during the winter?

There are a lot of great websites full of tips, so check them out. The most important thing is to make sure your pond is fully set-up and cycled before you receive the fish.

http://www.koifishponds.com/

http://www.aquariumfish.net/information/ponds.htm

http://www.vcnet.com/koi_net/

Marva said...

Hi southerner! I would also check with the local extension service as well. They have invaluable tips on all of this type of info. Blessings!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Southerner...

Koi are very easy.....and very tough little fish. They can live quite a long time. We have some that we've had for 15 years. I don't know how old they were when we got them.

You do need to learn some pond basics, but there are lots of good books out there. Since you said that you are getting them at the end of March, you need to get going and get your pond ready as quickly as you can, so it will have time to "age" and be ready for the new arrivals. Be sure to feed them good quality fish food....but try to get the same kind your friends have been using for when you first get them.

Hope you enjoy them as much as we do ours!

Debbie J