Water plants and fish

Selecting partners for the water habitat

Water plants are part of a beautiful garden pond. They give the pond a face and are important for biological balance. There is a broad selection of decorative water plants. Everyone will find his own favourites As an orientation aid here is list of the most beautiful water plants and their location requirements:

Deep water
(60-150 cm)
Water lilys

Yellow floating heart, yellow flag
Shallow water
(20-60 cm)
Water plantain

Flowering rush

Branched bur weed

Mare's tail

Crowfoot

Dwarf Cattail
Marsh zone
(5-20 cm)
Bogbean

Cotton grass

Rabbit ear iris

Pygmy rush

Marsh marigold

Wild calla lily
Damp area
(0-5 cm)
Firecandle

Monkey flower

Water forget-me-not
Floating plantsWater hyacinth

Chickweed

Amazon frogbit

A third of the water surface should be covered with water plants. We also recommended placing water plants in plant baskets. It makes them very easy to care for. Practical slope pockets are ideal for planting on inclined bank areas. Water is the primeval habitat of fish. They need freedom of movement to do well.
Consequently the garden pond must be large enough and deep enough: calculate not more than approximately 1 kg of weight of all fish per 1000l water, minimum water depth 80 cm. Koi require approximately 1.50m water depth for safe habitat.

The most popular pond fish are golden orfe, and naturally goldfish and the colourful Shubunkin. Feeding pond fish is a lot of fun. You should only use high-quality special fish food that keeps the fish healthy and that does not pollute the water. The quality characteristics of OASE FishFit are beta glucans for digestibility and for strengthening the immune system of the fish. The ingredient astaxantine ensures perfect colouration.

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Professional tip!

»Fish are cold-blooded animals. They have less appetite at cooler temperatures than they do in water that has been warmedby the sun. Thus always watch carefully when feeding. The fish food should be completelyconsumed in two to three minutes. Fish food that stays on the surface and later sinks only impairs water quality!«