Shropshire Ponds Fish or Wildlife
Are you looking for a wildlife pond or a fishpond?
Shallow wildlife ponds will attract toads and newts and can be built to blend in with the existing environment of the garden. Fish ponds allow you to add fish over a space of time and watch them grow. There is something very relaxing about watching fish.
If you only have a small space then a wildlife pond may be the best option. Fish ponds do not have to be large but remember if you want Koi you will need a minimum 2m long x 2m x 1m deep to allow growth.
If you are not bothered about Koi you could have a small fish pond with Goldfish and Shabumkins which do not grow as fast or as large as Koi do.
Having a fish pond is not the maintenance issue it used to be. A lot of branded pumps now carry lifetime guarantees and there are now a vast array of low maintenance filters on the market keeping any maintenance to the absolute minimum.
Even a wildlife pond will need clearing out every so often as rotten marginals and other vegetation find there way to the bottom of the pool creating sludge.
Unless you particularly want the sound of running water, a wildlife pond does not need a pump, whereas a fish pond does need a pump and filter to oxygenate the water ans keep it as clean as possible.
Wildlife looks after itself. All fish need is food in the pond once or twice a day in the warmer months of the year. Fish do not eat in Winter months unless you decide to heat the pond but we normally advise against this as it disturbs the natural balance of the pond.
We cover the whole of Shropshire including Telford, Shrewsbury, Albrighton, Bridgnorth, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimor, Craven Arms, Ellesmere, Ironbridge, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Much Wenlock, Newport, Oswestry, Shawbury, Shifnal, Wem, and Whitchurch.
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