A pond for goldfish
All your favorite goldfish are one of the first that were adapted to life in aquariums. This smallest member of the carp family. Ponds with goldfish first appeared in the Tang dynasty in China. In a time of cyprinids living in this dynasty, there have been some genetic mutations and individuals appeared, painted in gold and yellow-orange. The Chinese Emperor ordered to maintain the resulting first pond with goldfish and thought it was exceptional luxury of the Imperial dynasty. It was a symbol of Royal splendor. Breeding exclusively among the resulting new individuals led to greater mutations.
For goldfish it is necessary to equip the fresh-water ponds. The pH level in water should be 6.0-8.0, and water temperature can range from 4 to 40C. Overall, the gold fish are very hardy, but it is hard for them to live in water with high temperature. For comfortable existence zolotusky requires a lot of oxygen in the water, so the thin layer of ice that can form on the surface of the water in the pond in winter is not desirable. Furthermore, goldfish require no special care, is very colorful and can live in almost any pond.
There are several varieties of goldfish that can live in the pond.However, in the pond you can include any representatives from the goldfish, only some species are more hardy than others. Most suitable inhabitants of the pond are comets, ricini and shubunkin. A type of comet was bred in the USA. In this species of gold fish body is a narrow oval shape, can be painted in white or gold color with red head (we have often called “red riding hoods”). The shape of the tail of this fish is long and pointed – like a comet. Due to this, this species got its name. Lukinov the body has a rounded shape and painted in orange and white colors. They are very beautiful and thanks to its forked tail similar to a butterfly (we call them “veiltail”). This variety of goldfish is most popular in parts of Asia. Shubunkin also the most popular in the UK. In their structure they are similar to comets, but their tail is shorter. They can be painted in orange or even blue.
A pond for goldfish is much easier to equip and run than ponds for other species. Also goldfish do not grow to a large size. In fact, they do not eat plants, they can, except that, to nibble them a bit for variety, but generally leave plants alone. This is another plus in the direction of a goldfish . after all, what is a garden pond without real live plants. If the number of goldfish in your pond is not very large, you can do without filtering, as in other ponds, for example, for koi. The only equipment you need is a compressor or small water pump that will circulate water, especially if the water in your pond has a high temperature.
Gold fish are very voracious, and therefore produce large amounts of waste, both in the form of food waste, and in the form of secretions from gills. Therefore it is not necessary to settle an excessive number of these fish in your pond. As it will lead to rapid contamination of water, which in turn will cause algae outbreaks. An excessive amount of algae in the pond could be detrimental to fish health, including death. The water in the pond needs to be clean before you put the fish in it. Chlorine, Ammonia and other chemicals contained in the water will be for gold fish threat. Plants such as water lettuce, sedges, water lilies, etc. these fish provide excellent shelters.
Feeding PLN fish an important part of their content. Feed them special food for Golden fish, often prefer to feed in the form of tablets. The amount of feed should be such that the fish can eat in 5 minutes. Overfeeding will lead to water pollution, affecting the health of fish. Duck herons, raccoons or cats can try to eat the inhabitants of your pond. Therefore, for a very important pond plants that float on the surface of the water, creating shelter. Another plus of the goldfish pond at the time of the water in the pond gets too cold, fish can easily move into the house in a normal aquarium, so to speak, “on wintering”.