Backyard Mamma is pleased to welcome Ryan Holmes from KoiBids as a guest blogger to help explain how to choose a great design for your koi fish pond. Ryan is an award-winning pond, water garden, and water feature builder.
In the suburban scene, providing ambiance in one’s home is now a necessity. The idea is a presentation: just by entering a person’s residence, you are pulled into a state of relaxation. Over the years, landscaping and home design have given the world unique ways of making this possible – and koi ponds are a tried and tested method to liven up the residential atmosphere.
Koi, or more specifically called Nishigokoi, are a variety of Amur carp known for their colors and scale patterns. The fish was first bred for its color mutations in Japan in the 1820s and before long, the interest in them spread on a global scale. People began to seek out koi for sale in aquarium shops to keep them as pets as well as use them to beautify their homes.
Keeping koi happy in their own little habitat requires a properly managed koi pond. It shouldn’t be just a designated area in the house meant to stash them in – it’d be an ecosystem for them to thrive and give ambiance to the immediate environment. Thus, certain factors have to be kept in mind while selecting designs for the pond itself.
One, you have to consider the basic requirements for any koi pond – the intricate designs will follow afterward. For the most part, its depth must pass 3 feet or more, there has up to 25 sq. ft of pond per fish and the environment must be able to accommodate no less than 1,000 gallons of water (if you’ve already found koi for sale on a pet shop nearby and you haven’t met any of these specificities, better not buy them yet).