Category Archives: Fish

FISH FOR SALE! Beginning Wednesday May 6, 2015

We are happy to announce that we have FISH FOR SALE beginning this Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Drop by The Pond Clinic Water Garden Centre at Aquatopia Conservatory, 2710 March Road in Carp, to pick out your new finned friends! As fish are sold, we will be replenishing our tanks with new fish.  As a […]

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We Have Moved & We Are Open…Fish and Plant Update!

In case you didn’t get the memo, The Pond Clinic retail store has moved to Carp! Our new address is 2710 March Road. It’s only a 12 minute drive from our former location in Bells Corners, which has been completely closed as of the end of October 2014. Our new hours are Monday – Saturday, […]

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Should I get a new piece of driftwood in the spring, or will the piece I put in this year still be effective next season ?

I was having problems with alkalinity, and you recommended cedar driftwood. This has helped a lot. Should I get a new piece of driftwood in the spring, or will the piece I put in this year still be effective next season ? If your driftwood is a large piece and hasn’t started to break down and […]

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One fish, two fish, three fish…dead fish?!

We all do it…we’re told not to name our fish, but we do…and then they die, or so it seems. We tell ourselves, “they’re just fish”, but it’s hard not to become attached, even for the most aloof amongst us. They become our pets, our finned friends, our silent partners… Most of the time, it’s […]

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Finned Friends in Fall

So many of our clients ask us, can our fish really stay in the pond all winter? And the answer is yes! Your fish can, and actually should stay in your frozen winter pond! We have outlined all the things you will need to do this fall, to keep your pond pets safe in their […]

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Fish Health Care 101

As with humans, there are two ways to approach health care for your “pond pets”. There is preventative medicine and therapeutic medicine. The first is to keep serious illness at bay, and the second is to treat any illnesses that do occur! By taking both preventative and therapeutic measures for your koi you can ensure […]

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A Brief History of Koi

In the western world, we love our koi fish mainly for their distinctive beauty and vibrant colour they add to our backyard ponds. However, in Asia, and particularly in Japanese culture, these fish have been celebrated for centuries as embodying strong values and ideals. In Japan, the word “koi” comes from the Japanese term “nishikigoi”, […]

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Fabulous Fish Food Fundamentals

As your fish come out of their winter dormancy and are fully revived, they will require food that meets all their nutritional requirements, in quantity and quality. Fish have a limited season in which water temperatures allow them to eat, so it is important to understand the value of nutrition to keep your fish happy […]

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Complete Autumn Pond Care

Overwintering Your Fish Ponds need to be a minimum of 2′ deep to successfully overwinter fish. If your pond is more shallow than that, you must bring them inside, sell them (Kijiji is great for this), or overwinter them in a friend’s pond. Fish should not be overcrowded; the rule is 1″ of fish per square foot of […]

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Q. Hello there, This is the 3rd spring with my pond and, for the first time, it appears that a couple of my fish may have some type of parasite (I’m not really sure)??? The one koi looks like it has a small white “tick” attached to his face area. Fortunately, it is almost gone […]

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