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    …away. TetraPond Vacation Food will continually release fish meal and shrimp algae from a gel-based block over a 7 day period. Play with their Food Did you know that you can train your fish? Fish naturally are wary of large shadows over the pond since they perceive them as predators. You can teach…
    Did you know our Pond Techs at The Pond Guy can help you identify pond weeds? If you are unable to identify your pond weed(s) using our Weed ID Guide please send the pictures with the following information to WeedID@ThePondGuy.com. If you have multiple weeds please send in pictures of each. What to…
    They say a tiger can't change its stripes - but did you know koi and goldfish can change their colors? As you get to know each one of your fish personally (and you will if you haven't already!) you may notice changes in the pigment color depth and hue in the fish's black white and red scales. Don't…
    …Past Seasons First before you buy new pond maintenance products recall your pond issues from last season. Were you fighting a recurring algae bloom did you dread stepping into the pond for a swim due to muck? Maybe your shoreline weeds were getting out of hand making your pond unsightly for your…
    …Diseases article and treat accordingly. After you have identified any disease and begun treatment take some time to reevaluate your pond routine. Did something change that caused (or led to) the illness? Sick fish are no fun. Do what you can to keep them healthy—but know what to do when they…
    …and construction. Step 3: Pause the Pump Next turn off your pump for a few hours but leave your aerator running to keep dissolved oxygen levels high. Did your water level change? If not you will be looking for a leak in your waterfall or plumbing so check out Step 4. If so your liner has a leak jump…
    …providing other sources of shade and double checking that you have enough circulation will help to ensure it does not remain and continuing issue. Did You Recently Treat Your Pond? You must be careful when treating your pond especially pea green water or planktonic algae during hot summer months.…
    Koi Did you know that koi varieties are named by their color patterns? All koi are unique and each variety has its own distinct color combination scale pattern and physical characteristics. Each koi variety also has many variations. Here are just a few: Kohaku: These are the most well known variety…
    …that the soil may have washed away and adjust the liner accordingly. If you have a skimmer or waterfall filter check to make sure they are level and did not shift during the cold weather. Remember waterfall filters should be tilted slightly forward for even water flow. Finally adjust rocks in the…