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    …40-60% your pond's surface area especially if it is direct sunlight for most of the day. * Better than Sunblock: Just like you fish can suffer from a sunburn. Since they don't make a sunscreen for fish use plants with their vegetation at the pond's surface such as lilies or water lettuce to give…
    …then gently sink your hardy plants to the deepest part of the pond and they will go dormant until spring. For bog plants bring them back up as soon as the ice permanently thaws so they can keep growing. * Floating Plants: Water Lettuce and other floating plants are most susceptible to frost. It is…
    …when they go incognito do not worry. They will still be working hard eating algae and keeping your pond clean. If you really need to see them you can try placing a lettuce leaf in the pond. Within a few hours your snails should gather around the lettuce.Word of Caution As invertebrates snails…
    …Great Blue Heron Decoy or 3-D Coyote Decoy; pond netting like the The Pond Guy PondShelter™ Cover Net; or reflective tape hanging from trees. Having 40-60% surface coverage of aquatic plants such as water lilies water hyacinth or water lettuce will give your fish a place to shelter themselves…
    …water lettuce and other aquatic plants. You might also consider using a fine mesh tent like the Nycon Fish Spawning Incubator to protect them and prevent them from getting lost in your filtration system. As your new additions began to grow there will be added ammonia and nitrates in the pond. If you…
    …foodies koi will eat just about anything with the exception of meat. Though they love their pelleted diet like The Pond Guy Growth & Vibrance Fish Food koi will happily gobble down lettuce apples oranges watermelon and even tiny shrimp. So why not treat your scaly pals to some healthy fruits and…
    …at the same time and place each day. This will get them accustomed to your visits and soon they will be greeting you the pond's edge ready to grab a tasty morsel. Feel free to sneak in some treats too like fresh watermelon or lettuce. It will round out their diet and help to build your relationship.