Whether you have an aquarium or pond or are interested in building one, koi fish are a great way to add life to your indoor or outdoor water feature. At Desert Springs Water Features, we can find the best species of koi fish for your pond. If you are interested in owning koi fish but are not very familiar with them, here is some basic information:
Koi fish can help liven up an outdoor pond or indoor aquarium and are beautiful fish when taken care of. If you are interested in learning more, call our specialists at 602-783-5006 to find out how we can help match you with great koi fish for your custom water features.
One of the great things about koi fish is how easy they are to care for. In ponds, they find most of their food through insects, algae, and even plants in the pond. That means if you own a koi fish pond, you can mostly leave the fish to fend for themselves. Our specialists can perform routine checkups on your pond and koi fish to ensure both are healthy. In aquariums, we can provide adequate feed to ensure your fish receive the necessary food and nutrition to thrive.
Koi fish can also be susceptible to illness and disease. One of the best ways to prevent potential diseases is through health care for both the fish and their aquarium or pond. However, sometimes an illness is inevitable. Some common examples include:
If you notice any physical problems on your fish, such as spots or redness, it is a good idea to call our specialists. We will find out the cause so we can start working towards healing the koi fish as soon as possible. Also, if you notice your fish is acting more lethargic than usual or is acting strange like rubbing its scales against rocks, there could be bacteria or parasites present.
It is also important to remember that diseases can also be prevented with regular maintenance to keep both your pond and your koi fish healthy.
If you are interested in filling an aquarium or pond with koi fish, call our specialists at 602-783-5006 or click here to contact us online for a free estimate!