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Pond Maintenance Strategies
When you have a fish pond in your farm from where you keep fish for purposes of selling to the market for money and eating at home with your family, there are things that you are supposed to do to make sure that the pond can sustain the fish in a good way to continue benefiting from them. When you do all the right things to the point where your ponds are always monitored, you will be able to start witnessing better fish harvests where you can be able to meet the market demand for fish while you keep the rest of the fish at home for consumption.
There are a lot of resources and maintenance ideas that can be useful if you want your ponds to continue being healthy surroundings for your fish so that you can go on making income from selling the fish to the market. First, you can purchase a quarantine tank which can be useful when you have bought a new fish breed because you first put the fish there for a few months before you finally introduce them to your main fish ponds where they can continue breeding together with the other fish that you own. The importance of the quarantine tanks is that they are used to separately care for new fish which are not ready to be put into the ponds until when you are confident that they are disease free and healthy enough to join the rest of the fish species in the big ponds.
Secondly, pond maintenance also includes putting measures in place that can see to it that your fish are safe from outside factors that are likely to hinder their normal breeding as well as keeping away predators that can feed on the fish and reduce the harvests you can make. You can protect your fish from dying by ensuring that you have regular supply of flowing water into the ponds so that they do not dry and affect breeding while a pond cover net can be useful when you plan to keep out all predators that eat the fish.
Thirdly, you should find a way to ensure that no plants are growing inside the pond at any moment because such things as algae are known to make it impossible for the fish to enjoy sunlight while they are also suffocated when the plants consume available air. Lastly, get a good air pump for purposes of pumping air into your pond where the fish breeds you have can use it instead of suffocating as a result of competing for the same air with other water plants that might make the fish die when the air supply in the pond goes down.