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Helpful Hints & Pond Tips

   




WHEN THE WATER TEMP REACHES 50* STOP FEEDING YOUR FISH!!! 

HOW MANY FISH CAN I HAVE ?
70 GALLONS OF WATER CAN ACCOMMODATE 20" OF FISH.

DID YOU KNOW?

Koi love watermelon as a treat. You'll love watching them eat the melon! We discovered this a few years ago and have continued the treat every summer.
TIP
     Leave the rine on so melon will float.
Other treats your koi will enjoy are orange slices, bloodworm's and krill. I like to teach the koi to eat from my hand with Krill. They really like this treat and will come quickly to your hand when you offer it up.

Teaching your koi to come to you gives you a chance to see them up close. Pay special attention to how they look, do you notice any lesions or foreign objects clinging to their scales. Are they moving well and using all their fins.Do they appear to look healthy.
If you notice anything unusual about your fish contact your local pond store and ask a professional any questions you may have.
 

 

We recommend spitting your water lily's in the spring. For lush foliage and super blooms fertilize every two weeks from May thru September.
Hardy lily's are ok to leave in the pond thru winter. Tropical lily's MUST be brought in.Take tropical lily's out of the pond once the water temp drops to 70*. Cut away any remaining pads and blooms. Put the lily inside a black trash bag and tie the top closed. Store the lily in a place that is safe from a freeze.
In the spring when the water temp has reached 70*, and there is NO chance of another freeze remove your tropical lily from the trash bag. Examine the lily and re pot if necessary. Cut away any dead or deformed parts of the tuber, fertilize and put the lily in the pond.
Remember all lily's love STILL WATER. Be sure you never place lily's near fast moving water.


 

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