Getting To The Point –
October 16, 2019
Butterfly koi are known for their brightly patterned scales and the long and flowing fins which sets them apart as such ornamental fish. Butterfly koi look quite similar to the goldfish and for this reason, some have mistaken them to be goldfish. Instead they are a hybrid of the traditional koi fish and the carp.
Talking of the lengths to which they grow, butterfly koi can grow to such lengths as long as 36 inches. For this reason, they will often require large ponds. Over and above this, you need to make sure that you have maintained right the pH levels of the pond, the pond temperature as well has to maintained to the right levels and you need to as well have the right filtration system in your pond. You shouldn’t forget the need to ensure that the ponds are maintained and are as clean as can be for the butterfly koi to survive in them. Read on and see some of the following as some of the most common types of ponds that you can have for your butterfly koi fish.
One of the ponds that you can think of for your butterfly koi fish are the mud ponds. When choosing the best of the outdoor ponds for your butterfly koi, you need to take into consideration the environment. The reason for this is considering the fact that the fish will only be able to survive in temperatures between 32 and 95 degree Fahrenheit. The large Japanese koi can actually survive in the mud ponds. But anyway, while the idea of simply digging a hole outside and having it filled with water sounds such a simple proposition for having your koi fish a home, you need to be mindful of the fact that the water may not stay as clear as should be and this is as a result of the soil that will fill it and the development of planktonic algae. By and large, the normal filtering systems will not work as appropriately as they ought to for your mud ponds and the needs of your butterfly koi fish and for this reason, you need to make sure that you have installed a drainage system that will aid in the efforts to remove the impurities there may be in the waters in the pond. You must for a need provide for regular maintenance to the ponds, a process that should incorporate complete draining of the pond and cleaning it.
The other ponds you may consider having for your butterfly koi fish are the lined in-ground ponds. One particular aspect to have in mind even as you consider going for the lined in-ground ponds for your butterfly koi fish is that these fishes will require some real deal of space for them to spread their fins and for their swimming.