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    Are there any reasons not to put fish in a pond?

    Gardeners

    For what reasons might one not want to include fish in a pond? What are concerns whether to the well-being of the fish or otherwise?

    Asked by Joyce on 8th Mar 2022
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    Hayes,Uxbridge & Hillingdon Professional Tiling

    "Hi Joyce, I’m no expert but you have to be very careful what fish you select, do not overstock the fish, make sure you have a big and deep pond as you can to avoid predators.

    Make sure you have the correct pond plants and keep the pond clean n tidy.

    Best of luck to you. Lots of tips online, Koi good and goldfish too"

    Answered on 8th Mar 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    N.G.W. Gardening

    "Hi Joyce if you have a deep enough pond should not be a problem make sure you have a good filter also try and get a place in the pond for the first to hide and depending on the size of the pond you have depends on the number of fish you can keep in it"

    Answered on 9th Mar 2022 - Member since May 2018 - report
    Magnolia maintenance and gardens

    "Depends on a lot of factors. How many fish? What kind of fish? How many gallons of water? Is there likely to be contamination from materials or runoff water? Is the pond filtered? Is there fish in there already?"

    Answered on 4th Apr 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Lura construction

    "Fish should not be added to your pond if the water temperature drops to 12° or below. This is the point at which the fish lower their metabolisms and become dormant. Don't forget to allow your fish to float in a bag to acclimatise, with rolled down sides, for a minimum of an hour"

    Answered on 30th Mar 2022 - Member since Mar 2022 - report
    Stour Gardenscapes

    "At this time of year, it would probably put too much stress on them if they are coming from indoors to the outside if it’s from one pond to another as long as they are transported now it should be fine as in a couple of weeks spawning will start"

    Answered on 8th Mar 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report

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