Goldfish are beautiful pets to keep because they brighten up every corner with their brilliant colors. If you’re looking to add more fun and beauty to your outdoor garden, consider setting up a goldfish pond. I know my nieces absolutely love watching the goldfish swim and enjoy the pond. I do too!
People who already own a fish pond will tell you that finding the best pond for their goldfish was not easy. Goldfish can be found all over the world in homes (both indoor and outdoors). Why is this the case? Primarily because goldfish have the ability to live in cold water as their cousins are the wild carp.
It’s important, depending on where you live, to house or nurture your goldfish indoors during seasons when it is extremely cold outside. This will prevent your pet fish from dying by suffocation.
10 tips for setting up your goldfish pond
- Consider the space you have available for your pond whether it is indoor or outdoor
- If you have a large space, you’ll need to consider how many goldfish you want in your pond
- Research goldfish pond designs that suit the area you have available. You can sketch a design of how you want your goldfish pond to look
- Gather the necessary materials like pond underlayment, pond liner, a shovel, coping stones, a filter system and pond plants
- Dig out an area for your pond according to the plan that you are following
- The space you dig should have a depth of at least 2 feet
- Line the interior of the pond with the pond underlayment and liner
- Install a high-quality filter system
- After installing the filter system, put in your pond plants
- Make sure your fish pond does exceed a temperature of 75 degrees
Remember when setting up your goldfish pond
- don’t forget to monitor PH levels in your pond
- do not put 3 or 4 goldfish into your pond at once
- introduce one goldfish into the pond for a week before you add another goldfish until you get as many as you want
You might choose to put your little buddies in an outdoor pond or perhaps in an above ground pool. Both of these environs should have a planted design to ensure the goldfish feels comfortable and it gives them plenty of places to hide from predators.
If you have pets like cats, dogs, birds and so on in your house it’s advisable that you make sure the pond is placed in a setting that won’t make them prey to these pets. Setting up your own goldfish pond is fun, if you take the right steps and plan your design before starting.
Just as we love our homes and always want to be comfortable, we need to make sure our pets also live and sleep in comfort. Goldfish pond maintenance can be a lot of work if you don’t have a good quality filtration system in place. Correct maintenance however is essential because if you let the fish pond get dirty, it can lead to disease. With proper care and attention you’ll be able to ensure the best environment for keeping you fish healthy and you’ll soon realise the effort in setting up the fish pond was well worthwhile.