Pond Maintenance Ideas
When you have a fish pond in your farm from where you keep fish for purposes of selling to the market for money and eating at home with your family, there are things that you are supposed to do to make sure that the pond can sustain the fish in a good way to continue benefiting from them. When you can keep your fish ponds in a good state all year long, the number of fish you harvest from there will gradually increase to the point where you will have enough to take to the market while you consume the rest with friends and family.
There are many resources and other pond maintenance tips that can be crucial in case you want to ensure that your ponds are always suitable to host more fish that will continue generating profits and food for your family. First, there are quarantine tanks that you can purchase on the market and set up at your farm to ensure that the new fish species you purchase are put there for some time before you can finally integrate them into the other ponds on the farm where other fish are breeding. The good thing about the quarantine tanks is that they offer a place where you can monitor the new fish and feed them well to make sure that they are healthy and adapted to the new environment so that they can survive in your original ponds when you finally put them there with other fishes.
Secondly, pond maintenance also involves protecting all the fish you have in your ponds from predators such as birds and other animals that are likely to invade the pond and start feeding on the fish and thereby making it difficult to harvest enough for the market. You can protect your fish from dying by ensuring that you have regular supply of flowing water into the ponds so that they do not dry and affect breeding while a pond cover net can be useful when you plan to keep out all predators that eat the fish.
Thirdly, you should find a way to ensure that no plants are growing inside the pond at any moment because such things as algae are known to make it impossible for the fish to enjoy sunlight while they are also suffocated when the plants consume available air. Lastly, you can get a good air pump that can be connected in such a way that it provides fresh air into the pond regularly so that all fishes in the pond can breathe and stay alive instead of having to be suffocated by algae plants which use up most of the air.