Fish enliven the garden pond: for their graceful movements interesting to watch. The role of fish in maintaining the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the water is usually exaggerated, while the benefits they offer by eating mosquito larvae, it is difficult to overestimate. However, the presence of fish in the pond is desirable, but not necessary, since usually little impact on maintaining the purity of water.
When choosing fish, primarily guided by the size of your pond. If you are not strapped for cash, you might want to purchase expensive and beautiful koi. Unfortunately, these fish need special conditions – the surface area of the pond not less than 7.5 square metres and a depth of at least 1.2 m. At the other end of the scale are hardy and unassuming goldfish and shubunkin who are able to live with any, even very tiny pond – it is necessary only to ensure that in winter the surface water is not delayed by ice for a long time. Between koi and goldfish is Golden Orff, which required a pond with a surface area of at least 4 sq. m.
Another important consideration is visibility. Motley shubunkin and black telescopes spectacular aquarium, but in a pond they are lost. Better to populate the pond with bright white, yellow, orange and red fish. The most suitable for this is the movable gold zolotarivka and Orpah, because they always stick at the water surface. Continue reading
Pond garden can become not just a highlight of your garden, living as isolated life, it can be the heart of the whole garden composition, around which grow the elements of the landscape, complementing it. It is such and are natural waters, when particular species of plants and animals, and frequently the landscape changes appear as a consequence of the special environment of the pond. To create a garden suitable streams even the most gentle slopes, and any large lawn can be revived by using the water flow and the bounding plant. Where the slope is steep enough, a rapid cascade garden or even real, the majestic waterfall among the rocks could be used to grow a wide variety of plants, including Alpine species that can be planted in dry areas along rocky shores. The fountains add to the garden, noise, movement and sparkling streams. They look great in both natural and ornamental ponds, but more consistent with the style decorative pond. Garden fountains are very diverse – a large bowl with water falling from one Cup to another, or simple trench, producing the soft sound of water flowing in the ballot box. In addition to the many freestanding decorative fountains there are fountains made in natural style, when the water is flowing directly from pebble, milling stones or rocks.
Today, more and more owners of gardens seek to include in the plots planirovochnoj water composition. If this task is included in your intentions, it is important to choose a certain style, and your perception of the reservoir, and other Continue reading
Mackerel is a common and very important fish for the fishery. It is small, silver with a dark back and a barbed bone nail file along the sideline. Mackerel overwinter in the deep, going in large schools, spawn all summer. To the shore suitable only at the end of October, because they prefer cool water.
Mullet – the most unpretentious of our commercial fish. Spawns in the coastal zone to a depth of 75 meters, however, can proliferate in the open sea. Withstands water temperatures from 0.5 to 38°C, salinity to 80 g per liter, but lives in polyprenol water. Tolerate the lack of oxygen in the open sea swims, even in the deeper layers with “rotten water” and hydrogen sulfide bacteria. Mullet indifferent to polluted water and often winters in the ports under jetty. Its meat, unfortunately, begins to smell of fuel oil.
Fish-bed boppers – master to change the colour and even the patterns of his skin, repeating pattern and color of the soil. Floating over a familiar bottom, flounder disguises itself in just a few seconds. To select a color for the new background, take a lot more time, however, expanding and compressing the special pigment cells on their side, it can adapt even to the chessboard. Continue reading