- Category: Koi Knowledge
- Published: Saturday, 08 February 2014 14:24
- Written by Caribmain
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Regardless of the location of your Koi pond, there might be more predators around than you could imagine. Birds, Dogs, Cats, Cayman's kingfishers, otters and opossums are just some of the animals depending on your locality that could pose a threat to your fish. Small, shallow ponds make Koi easy prey but if they have enough room to escape or hide, the hunt would be much more difficult and most predators would simply give up and go elsewhere. Some people like to use flowers to decorate their ponds, and build plant shelfs for them. However, keep in mind that shelves can provide a good opportunity for predators to come close enough to the fish.
There are many different ways to protect your pond – netting, fencing, using decoys or repellents, and mainly, providing enough room for Koi to escape in the deep. If you keep your Koi live in an aquarium, don’t forget to set up a suitable cover, to prevent them from accidently jumping on the floor. It would also guarantee your other pets stay at a safe distance.
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