How to Choose Between Goldfish and KOI
Article by: Brett Fogle
Many people have asked us over the years "Should I add
goldfish or KOI (or both) to my pond? The answer is "it
Goldfish are better suited to smaller water gardens , Cold Frame Greenhouse - Maximize The Natural Warmth Of The Sun and
ponds, in the 50 - 500 gallon range. Goldfish are
extremely hardy and easy to care for, which makes them
the perfect choice for the new pond , 10 Tips to Care for Your Antique Ceramics owner or water
KOI, on the other hand, require a little more knowledge
and better water , How to Grow Hydrangeas quality in most cases, than goldfish
and are better suited to the more experienced pond
keeper. KOI generally thrive best in ponds , The Cottage Garden over 500
gallons (the bigger - the better.)
This is becuase KOI can grow , Dog Days of Summer quite large and therefore
require more water , Protecting your Garden Pond from Pesky Predators in the pond , Fish Fertilizers for proper biological
breakdown of waste. KOI are also more expensive (and
harder to replace) than goldfish, so this should also
be taken into account before filling your new pond , Gardening with Bamboo full
of KOI fish. , A Garden Bench: A Beautiful Addition To Any Garden More considerations...
Goldfish are an excellent choice for the average water
garden that is usually also full of a variety of potted
plants. Lilies, Lotus, Iris, and submerged annuals , Tomatoes: History, Origin, Facts... or Fiction? -
these all do well in a water garden , The Cottage pond with goldfish.
Goldfish will not disturb the plants, , Gardening with Bamboo and will enjoy
playing around under the lily pads without disturbing
the plants. , The Great History of Roses
Japanese KOI on the other hand, and especially the
larger ones, will often create a huge mess out of
submerged potted plants. , An Introduction to Bonsai Maple Trees They seem to enjoy 'digging'
in the soil , Italian Vegetable Seeds of the plants , History of the Adirondack Chair and sometimes even knocking
them over. This all leads to added mess in the pond, , Outdoor Deck Lighting
and can create a real problem for the pond , What is Roofscaping? owner.
Generally, it's best to not have submerged plants , Growing Vegetables and Fruit by Organic Gardening in
large pots, , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form when also keeping KOI. The ideal KOI pond
is much deeper than the average water garden, , Brilliant Beetroot! so the
necessity for plants , Fish Fertilizers to help with water , 10 Tips to Care for Your Antique Ceramics quality and
shade is reduced.
However, if you still do want to keep potted plants , Economically Design Your Own Landscape Lighting in
your KOI pond, , Straw Bale Culture Technique we recommend wrapping netting over the
tops of the pots, , Straw Bale Culture Technique to keep the fish , Tomatoes: History, Origin, Facts... or Fiction? from digging in the
pots. Another thing you can do is to top the pots , Re-ting Your Orchids with
1" of pea gravel, , Garden Success in Southcentral Alaska Part 1 of 3 and then larger river stones , Marble Mosaic Art or
similar over that. The KOI will not be able to get
past the larger rocks.
As far as mixing Goldfish with KOI, this is fine and
very common, we've just tried to highlight the most
important differences between the two and between the
average water garden , Straw Bale Culture Technique and KOI pond. , 10 Tips to Care for Your Antique Ceramics Feel free to
experiment with both, and then decide which fish , 6 Factors that Directly Decide the Landscaping Design of a Home Garden is
more to your liking.**************************************************
Brett Fogle is the owner of MacArthur Water Gardens , History of the Adirondack Chair and several
other pond-related websites including
and Pond-Filters-Online.com. He
also publishes a free monthly
newsletter called PondStuff! with a reader circulation of over
9,000. To sign up for the free newsletter and receive our FREE
'New Pond , Outdoor Deck Lighting Owners Guide' visit MacArthur Water Gardens , Harvesting Herbs today!
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