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. The various uses and purposes of fish ponds are for fish farming used in aquaculture, for recreational fishing, or as an ornamental structure. As what its name specifies, a koi pond is a type of pond used for holding a variety of koi fish, while some are built as a decoration or 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. A koi pond has a lot of different components, and examples of the components of koi ponds are the bottom drain, which functions by allowing the heavy solids to be carried to the mechanical filter; the mechanical filter, which functions by trapping and preventing any trap solids from clogging the biological filter; 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; and the ultraviolet light, which functions by making the algae flocculate so that they can be easily removed by mechanical filtration.
A koi is a kind of fish that can also be called as nishikigoi or Japanese ornamental carp, and it is defined as an ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp, that are usually kept as decorations or ornaments in the outdoor settings. In order to distinguish a koi fish, the people may base them to the fish’s coloration, scalation, and patterning, and the most common colors of such fish are yellow, blue, red, white, black and cream. 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. A certain blog post that can be found on the internet that contains helpful and useful information about handling koi fishes is the one entitled as How to Pond and Care for Koi Fish, and the three tips given by the writer or author of the said post includes moving the koi fish may require water conditioner, keeping all changes slow and gradual for koi require stability in their environment, and lastly is preventing the koi pond to be overcrowded. 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.