It is imperative to ensure the health and optimum wellbeing of your pet Koi, to provide it with the required essentials of a feasible environment which is conducive to an active and happy existence. Koi fish like other species have certain basic requirements which need to be met, but also have certain unique needs, which is important for every pet owner to be well aware of. Koi require a specific habitat condition and living environment, which has a significant impact on their growth and development patterns and their immunity system.
Every Koi owner should know about the certain essential factors they should keep in mind, in order to provide their pets with the ideal habitat.
Water Quantity And Quality
Koi grow at a surprising rate and are noted to reach quite large sizes when bred in suitable conditions. Therefore it is essential to ensure that the water quantity is feasible for the easy living of the Koi inhabiting your pond. Likewise, the water quality and the temperature are important elements which need to be regularly observed to ensure that the pond is suitable for Koi health.
High toxicity levels pose a threat to the life of your pet Koi, while unsuitable water temperatures tend to have an impact on the metabolic activity of the species affecting their consumption rate and growth.
Without a proper filtration system, it is not possible to ensure a clean and toxin free pond environment therefore marking it an essential equipment for every pond habitat. The size of the filtration system and the pump depends upon the dimensions of the pond and the population of the pool.
Koi is a species which needs to be fed in a specific pattern and quantity. Overfeeding of the Koi can prove to be disastrous, as when the fish consume more, they produce more nitrates within the pond, which affects the pH balance of the water, increasing its toxicity level.
If the filtration system is not able to handle the rise in toxicity levels, the low water quality might cause probable death of the species, due to lack of clean water and required oxygen.
By being well aware of the needs of your pet Koi, you can ensure them a good environment conducive to their growth and proper development.