Acquired: Online breeder / seller
Posted Apr 16, 2014
We have a decently sized koi pond on our property, with a depth of up to 5 feet. It sits about 8 feet wide, and approximately 10 to 12 feet in length. Sitting underneath a large oak tree, it's remains shaded for a great majority of the day (which is great for us, as temperatures in Louisiana can get QUITE hot!).
We have over 15 fish in our pond, currently, and the number slowly grows throughout the seasons, as our fish continue to breed.
The pond itself is (nearly) maintenance-free, save for cleaning the water pump/filter a couple of times a year, and cleaning any algae that may develop in the summer.
Our fish are beautifully colored, and greatly enhance a space of quiet tranquility.
Some are a little skittish when humans come near enough to be seen from the pond, while other, older fish, are perfectly accustomed to our presence, and will eagerly skim the service for our viewing (and because they always assume they're about to be fed!).
We feed them once a day with a small amount of special koi food pellets, to which we add a few dried blood worms for added nutrition. To date, our fish have always been happy and healthy!