Pond Maintenance Tips
When you have a fish pond in your farm from where you keep fish for purposes of selling to the market for money and eating at home with your family, there are things that you are supposed to do to make sure that the pond can sustain the fish in a good way to continue benefiting from them. When you can keep your fish ponds in a good state all year long, the number of fish you harvest from there will gradually increase to the point where you will have enough to take to the market while you consume the rest with friends and family.
There are many pond maintenance resources and strategies that you can use to ensure that your fish continue to breed as expected without facing any problems that might lead to complications which will make it impossible to make profits from fish sales. First, there are quarantine tanks that you can purchase on the market and set up at your farm to ensure that the new fish species you purchase are put there for some time before you can finally integrate them into the other ponds on the farm where other fish are breeding. The benefit of a quarantine tank is that it allows you to monitor the fish species that you purchased so that you feed them separately and treat them to make sure that they are healthy and physically capable of surviving when you introduce them into the other ponds where you rear the rest of your fish species.
Secondly, pond maintenance also involves protecting all the fish you have in your ponds from predators such as birds and other animals that are likely to invade the pond and start feeding on the fish and thereby making it difficult to harvest enough for the market. You can protect your fish from dying by ensuring that you have regular supply of flowing water into the ponds so that they do not dry and affect breeding while a pond cover net can be useful when you plan to keep out all predators that eat the fish.
Thirdly, you should ensure that your pond is kept free of any algae and water plants that are known to cover the pond and prevent the sun rays from getting to the fish while also suffocating the fish by using up all the oxygen inside the pond such that fish numbers become less. Lastly, you can also use an air pump to ensure that there is enough air being supplied to the pond water especially if you have some pond plants that might be using up some of the air meant for the fish so that they cannot die.