A fish pond can be classified as a reservoir, a controlled pond or an artificial lake that is specifically stocked with a certain or mixed species of fish. A fish pond is built or made for various uses and purposes, such as for recreational fishing, as an ornamental structure, or for fish farming used in aquaculture. A koi pond, is basically defined as a type of pond used for holding and the place where koi fishes are being raised, and it can also serve as part of a landscape. The architecture and the designs used for koi ponds should create great effects and should help in promoting the health and growth of koi fish. The different components of a koi pond are the biological filter, which functions by converting the nitrogenous wastes of the fish; the skimmer, which functions by allowing the water to be drawn from the surface of the pond; the water pumps, which functions by moving the water in a recirculating manner; the air pumps, which functions by increasing the dissolved oxygen; the ultraviolet light, which functions by making the algae flocculate so that they can be easily removed by mechanical filtration; and the bottom drain, which functions by allowing the heavy solids to be carried to the mechanical filter; and includes the mechanical filter, which functions by trapping and preventing any trap solids from clogging the biological filter.
An ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp, that are usually placed and kept in the outdoors, is the koi fish, and some other terms used for such fish, are nishikigoi or Japanese ornamental carp. The common colors of koi fish are black, cream, yellow, red, blue and white, and aside from those colors, a koi fish can be distinguished from the other through their patterns and the arrangement of their scales. The people who planned to care and raise koi can learn the basic ways of caring for such kind of fish through the help of the koi experts and your colleagues who have the experience of doing such act, or by checking the internet for some articles that contains some useful information and tips for your desired activities. The blog post entitled as How to Pond and Care for Koi Fish, is one of the best article found on the internet that contains topics and information about the basics of handling koi fishes, and the writer of the said blog has included three basic ways for that, such as keeping all changes slow and gradual for koi require stability in their environment, preventing the koi pond to be overcrowded, and moving the koi fish may require water conditioner. The author of the said blog post also included that koi should only be fed once a day in normal to cool weather condition, but if it’s hot, the koi tends to eat more and usually requires to be fed three times daily.