01 September 2011

The four seasons and your Koi pond


Your Koi pond will literally come to life at the first of the spring. Life in your pond spent the previous winter in a proverbial hibernation and is ready to come to life at the first sign of warm weather. Now is the time dream to start of maintenance of your front pond than fish, plants and other life forms pond are returning to live in their sleep in winter. As the days begin to get warmer, your pond will begin to change radically. If you are not careful, you may miss this crucial opportunity for maintenance. In General, look for temperatures around 50 degrees, as is the perfect time.

Spring time is a very low moment for your fish, because they did not eat for months, and they may be living on a low level of energy. This causes your Koi to be more vulnerable to attacks of organisms such as bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. This allows the spring the appropriate time to take any preventive measures. Addition of a wide range of processing solutions will significantly reduce the amount of resulting disease pests and equipment. Once the temperature warms, an another dose of this treatment will ensure that your Koi will be well protected while they redevelopment their immune system. Once temperatures will warm, your immune system is Koi will be effective enough to protect against the disease.


Fall brings a change to your pond, as the majority of the plant begins to change. Autumn is a time that move you all the plants that can resist temperatures below inside, or in a Green House.

Another issue in the autumn is leaf. Debris that fall must be cleaned then at any other time during the year. Skimming daily to the pond will help maintain a healthy and clear pond. Alternatively, you can invest in coverage of the pond.


Winter comes, and it will be the first winter that you pass with your pond Koi. Think of winter as a period down to your pond, as less events occur during the winter and then another time. However, there are special precautions that you must take before winter arrives, to ensure that your pond and fish to survive.

You'll need to feed your fish much less during the winter months. Talk with your local pet store to determine how often you should feed your Koi.

Prepare cold by investing in the articles that you will need this summer. Koi have stood at a constant temperature as low 39 degrees, and the temperatures slightly lower then 39 degrees, for short periods of time. When buying a heating appliance, remember what size you must adequately heat your pond during the winter of research, otherwise ice still form, causing potentially dangerous quantities of gases in water, due to it being trapped under the ice. In extreme events, it may be a good idea to have a tank of emergency within available.


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 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.

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.

Step contrary to other situations of life, heat brings on the potential of parasites and disease. 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.

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, diseases such as KHV or Koi Herpes Virus have a high mortality rate and should be treated as soon as possible.