Protect your investment in your fish and your pond by preparing early for tropical storms and hurricanes. Basic planning can save you time and energy, and will help to minimize loss and damage. Remember, your fish may survive for weeks without filtration, but they may not live 24 hours without aeration. Visit our website for steps to take before and after bad weather hits.
Download the hurricane Pond & Fish Preparation Checklist (PDF).
New Japanese Koi
Just out of quarantine!!
60 Extra fancy Japanese Butterfly Koi from Japan’s top breeder of long-finned Koi.
Also, 100 Straight-finned Koi, including 50 Red and White Kohaku bred from a winner of the All Japan Show.
All are exceptional and priced to sell. In addition to the newest arrivals, we also have hundreds of other Koi available for sale.
Have Fish Pond Questions
We continue our tradition of helping our valued customers with fish and pond questions. This advice has always been free of charge and, with over 41 years of experience, we have certainly dealt with almost every problem that might arise. Our goal is to treat our customers the way we would like to be treated, so we gladly look forward to answering any questions that will help you maintain healthy fish and a safe pond environment.
Q. What is wrong if fish are scratching, sucking for air, or sitting motionless on the bottom of the pond?
A. These are all symptoms of a single-cell parasite. These pests can be easily eliminated if you act quickly. But, if left untreated, your fish will eventually die.
Q. How much city water can I add to my pond without adding dechlorinator?
A. ZERO. All municipal water contains chloramines that are deadly to fish. It is wise to use a detoxifier with even the smallest amount of city water.
Q. Why are my fish sucking air under our waterfall first thing in the morning?
A. They are sucking in oxygen from the running water, which is a sign that they are in distress. In south Florida, using a pond aerator is a necessity in order to maintain pet fish in your pond.
Q. Are all frog and toad eggs toxic to my fish?
A. No, only the eggs and tadpoles of the Bufo Marinus toad are toxic. You can tell the difference between these and the tree frog’s non-harmful eggs. The Bufo toad lays long strings
of eggs, whereas the tree frog lays small clusters of eggs. Also, Bufo Marinus tadpoles and the Bufo’s small offspring are jet black in color. Tree frog and tadpole eggs are dark grey.
Q. Why have my fish stop eating?
A. This can be a sign of several different problems. If your fish change their eating habits, it is usually due to disease or a problem with the water quality.
Q. Why have one or more of my Koi developed curvature of the spine?
A. There are two known reasons for this ailment: (1) Lightning hit in or close to the pond/electricity in or near the pond or (2) poor quality food. Koi with this problem need a stabilized ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in their food.
Q. Why are my Koi losing their color intensity or why are their colors fading?
A. This is due to poor quality fish pellets (foods which lack amino acids).
Q. How much food do I feed my Koi?
A. Koi are diurinal animals. They feed at dawn and dusk. Feed your Koi as much as they will consume in 5 minutes between 7-9 a.m. Feed half of the amount of the morning feeding for 5 minutes between 6-8 p.m. You need to watch your fish eat for five minutes in the morning to determine how much to feed for your size fish and the number of fish.
Algea Eating Duboisi
See these algea eaters in action.
Don’t let algae take hold in your pond this year. The “piranhas” of algae are the Duboisi. These African Cichlids will attack algae that is already established or may be forming. You will be amazed at how well they work to overcome algae in your pond, and they also live well with Koi.