Acquired: Fish / pet store
Greater London, United Kingdom
Posted Jun 02, 2015
My family has had a Koi pond for many years now. The fish inside have come and go, mainly from weather changes. We had a big freeze a few years ago which killed all but the little ones unfortunately. Since then more have been added and the pond has been remodelled in order to make those beautiful fish stand out more. I love to go down and sit by the edge of the pond when I need a little time out. Watching the vibrant scales shimmering in the clear water washes away any stress I may and I can return to work with a smile.
Koi are sometimes troublesome to look after, but generally they are fairly easy if you invest in some good equipment. We feed them once a day with a generic Koi food bought from your regular pet store. There is a UV filtration system that kills most of the potential algae-forming contaminants. Keeping the pond clean is essential as Koi are fairly large fish and their waste can quickly cause the water to go green and putrid if it's not maintained.
A Koi pond is essential to any home or business that wants to add a little tranquility to their environment. They are a little pricey and the equipment required is expensive too, but completely worth it. Just be sure to look after that water and feed them regularly. Before long you'll find your stress levels reduced and a sudden interest in ornamental fish developing!