For many people keeping fish is the main
reason for having a pond. There is something intangible yet
amazing about seeing fish in a pond, it will give the pond
a magnetic draw, and they will become a source of constant
pleasure for many years.
Keeping fish has to be one of the easiest
pursuits imaginable . With Hozelock Cyprio's modern and highly
effective filter systems, it's possible both to enjoy your
pond and provide clean crystal clear water all year round
so that the fish always remain visible.
(carps and minnows)
Max 30.5cm (12")
up to 0.9kg (2lb)
form) greenish when young changing to golden red as an adult,
body shape variable, head scaleless, no barbels.
Densely weeded lowland rivers,
lakes, and ponds.
Eggs laid on water plants in June
and July, they take 7 -9 days to hatch, the young fish stay
attached to the plants.
Goldfish are the most common pondfish.
Goldfish are inexpensive and fast growing. They are available
in a variety of patterns and body shapes. Goldfish need a
pond that has a minimum depth of 18" but a pond closer to
2'6" is more acceptable. However the more unusual varieties
are less hardy than the true goldfish.
Cyprinidae (carps and minnows)
Max 70cm (27 1/2") usually 30
- 50cm (12-20")
up to 1.8kg (4lb)
Heavy set fish, rounded body,
deep tail, large head, single barbel at each corner of the
mouth, small reddish eyes, tiny embedded body scales, deep
green body changing to yellowish underneath.
A still water fish found in lakes
and pools, the lower reaches of rivers and marshy deltas.
It can live in water that is heavily silted and full of weed,
and can be very tolerant of high temperatures and low oxygen
They spawn in late spring and
early summer and lays eggs in vegetation, the green eggs stick
to the plant leaves they hatch in about 6-8 days.
Tench are a bottom dwelling fish
that unless you have crystal clear water will rarely see.
They feed on the bottom of the pond but will come briefly
to the surface to take food. There are Golden varieties available.
(carps and minnows)
Max 150cm (4' 11")
up to 36kg (80lb), usually less
head, body can be scaled or unscaled depending on the variety,
as can colour , mouth toothless and has two barbels at each
Large lakes and major rivers in
slow flowing lowland areas
Late spring in shallow sun warmed
areas over dense vegetation. The eggs are attached to the
Koi are the most rewarding of
pond fish. They are available in a bewildering selection of
varieties. Don't be put off by the Japanese names of the fish
or by the high prices that they can fetch. If you see a fish
you like in a pattern you like at a price you can afford -
buy it. The most important thing is the health of the fish,
a £2000 fish can die as easily as a £2 fish. That aside, Koi
can grow to 3' if conditions allow, they are fast growers
and can consume a lot of food. They are avid rooters in pots
and as a result can make the water dirty if an effective filter
is not installed. The depth of the pond should be 3' minimum.
Hozelock Cyprio have long had a passion
for fish keeping, our filter systems were originally developed
for keeping our own fish healthy prior to sale. Times change,
and now as the best manufacturor of effective filter systems
we have used our knowledge of fish to design our Guaranteed
Clearwater Filter Systems.