Types

Types of pond fish

The supply of fish types for a pond is enormous. Ranging from goldfish, gold orfes, sturgeon to koi carps and more. However, what types of fish do you choose for your pond? When making a choice you should reckon with the qualities of various fish types. There are fish which dig the bottom, fish which eat plants, fish which are nearly invisible because of their camouflage and fish which propagate at lightning speed. You can bring different kinds of fish together. In principle any type of pond fish can be brought together with any other type.

Surface fish

Surface fish are fish which search feed at the pond surface and not on the bottom. Therefore you see these fish species swim better, moreover they do not make a mess of your pond. However, they need additional protection against a threatening calamity like a hungry heron or cat.

Eye-catching fish

Fish in natural water often have a camouflage, which protects them against herons and different enemies. In a pond you should rather introduce fish with an eye-catching colour. After all you want to see your fish. Protection can be applied in many different ways.

Quickly propagating fish

A pond can accommodate just a limited number of fish, without it getting into trouble with the biological cycle. If there are too many or too large fish in a pond, the pond plants and the filter can no longer cope with the amount of waste materials and the pond will get turbid than. So, it is important to choose fish which do not grow too fast and which do not get hundreds of young ones per annum.

We have composed a list of suitable fish species for you which you can keep in your pond:

Attention! Whatever pond fish you take, proper living conditions are important.