31 August 2011

Koi ponds during summer

The summer is considered one of the best and most dynamic time for your Koi pond. Temperatures are beautiful, and you are more able to appreciate your pond and then during the cold winter months. However, in no case a your maintenance drop during the summer months. Remember a few things during the summer months will ensure that your pond remains beautiful and alive.

Higher temperatures cause less oxygen

During the summer months, the level of oxygen in your pond decreases in reality. Appropriate precautions should be taken, especially if you live in a region where temperatures remain high for the majority of the year. If you witness your Koi drag to the top of the water, and they seem to be end of breath, it may be a good indication that your pond does not have a fairly high concentration of oxygen.

A way to keep moving in your water oxygen is by installing characteristics of water such as waterfalls and fountains. The more the water moves, the more oxygen is available for your Koi.

If there are not characteristics of the water, frequent changes water will give your fish the amount of oxygen they need to survive.

Watch for evaporation

Higher heat will cause your water to evaporate at a higher rate. Pay attention to your water levels and make the necessary adjustments. Remember, you must remove all the chlorine water that you add.

Summer is the season of Parasite

Step contrary to other situations of life, heat brings on the potential of parasites and diseases. The majority of parasites is not foreseeable to the naked eye, so instead, you must watch your Koi for signs of the disease.

You may notice strange behaviours in your fish as the rubbing against objects, scratching, shaking or chills. Each symptom may indicate another type of disease, it is important to closely monitor.

It is particularly important to pay attention to your Koi if they start to develop noticeable spots or changes on their body. They can also fall fins.

If any type of change is noticed, contact your local veterinarian, pet store or Koi dealer as soon as possible. While some parasites cause little damage, some diseases, such as the KHV or Koi Herpes Virus have a high mortality rate and should be treated as soon as possible.

Feed your Koi

To stay healthy during the summer, you will have fish to high in the types of nutrients they need from food. In the summer, you should feed your fish food in low protein at least one to three times a day. If you fish still appear to be hungry after the meal, you can slightly increase food.

The power of your Koi of small amounts of food at a time will prevent food from spoiling. If feed you in large quantities, certain foods can remain not consumed, and it can spoil in a very short period of time. Fish only eat what they need to survive and leave the rest. Spoiled food can cause of water quality so close no attention.

Feed your Koi results actually less oxygen in the water. In the summer this can especially be a problem, as oxygen levels deplete at high temperatures. You can remedy this by feeding your fish in the cooler hours of the day.

Been present at a special time to hand feed your Koi. The children are school and the weather is usually perfect for being outside. Children get involved as they will remember it for years to come.