Tips for Keeping a Goldfish Pond

If you are looking to add something unique and more fun to 
your outdoor garden, then you may want to consider a goldfish pond. By following 
the simple guidelines that I am going to list in this article, then you will be 
able to easily create your very own goldfish pond.

How can you build a goldfish pond?
Building the actual structure of the pond will be the 
initial step to building your goldfish pond. The materials and tools needed for 
this include coping stones, a filter system, pond underlayment, pond plants and 
pond liner. The depth of the pond should at least 2 feet. It is very crucial 
that your pond provides enough space for the goldfish, as a suitable habitat 
will be imperative for efficient and effective goldfish care. Pond liner and 
underlayment are for lining the interior of the pond. You can start putting in 
the pond plants once you have installed a proper filter system. Coping stones 
are supposed to be placed last. They should surround the area of the goldfish 

What types of goldfish can you keep in the pond?
There are many kinds of fish that are worth placing on your 
pond but none is as magnificent as Koi. Koi is a breed of goldfish that thrives 
well in outdoor environments. The Japanese were the first to introduce goldfish 
and it doesn’t come as a wonder that Koi fish are one of the breeds of goldfish 
that live longest. They were often kept in small and large garden ponds in the 
homes of Japanese people.

Which is the best food for outdoor goldfish?
Many goldfish ponds are self-sustaining environments. 
However, in early stages, it is advisable to feed your fish once a day till 
there are enough nutrients in the pond for your fish. Once you notice that your 
goldfish are getting too fat, this may be a sign to that you should stop 
feeding them or feed them less regularly.

What else should you know about having a goldfish pond?
There are other things that you should regularly do to keep 
your pond free from diseases and clean. Check the PH of the water in your pond 
after every two weeks. If you notice that there is a high level of ammonia, 
change that water. Make sure that you have a well built-in drainage system 
before you put your goldfish in. Also, make sure that the temperature of the 
water does not exceed 75 degrees F.

All you need to do is monitor your pond well, 
ensure it is well maintained for your goldfish live for many years.