Fish facts

Add one fish per 2 square feet of pond surface. You can choose from many colorful goldfish, such as calicoes, comets, black moors, and fan-tails. If your pool is large and at least 3 feet deep, you can add Japanese koi.

Do not let the bags the fish come in get hot in the sun. Before freeing fish, float the bags in the pond for a half hour to equalize temperatures.

Feed pet store food every one to three days. Remove any food left after five to 10 minutes. Give extra protein food in the fall and none from November until March, a natural resting period for the fish.

Welcome any snails, frogs, toads, or turtles that come. You also can buy these. With the fish, they help control insects and algae growth.

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