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How to Keep Your Fish Happy

  • March 23, 2022

Caring for Your Fish

Fish are beautiful creatures that can perfectly complement any pond, lake, or other body of water. While some fish require less attention than others, many types of fish do require more care. Therefore, it is essential to study your fish and research their needs to keep them happy. Let’s go over a few ways that can keep your fish happy and thriving in the water.

Clean Water is Important

One of the first things you need for your fish is healthy water. No matter what kind of fish you have, make sure you invest in an aeration system, algaecides, and beneficial bacteria. The aeration setup will keep the waters moving, ensuring your fish have plenty of oxygen. The algaecides will balance the algae in the water, and the good bacteria will keep the waters clean.

A Thriving Environment

Fish are content as long as they have a clean environment and plenty of food. However, adding natural plant life and other accessories can increase their happiness. You can do this by trying to recreate a natural habitat for them. For example, include natural rocks into their pond and habitat to create a shelter where your fish can hide. Plant plants in your pond also absorb nutrients found in the water, such as fish waste, and can even protect them from predators. Plants can also provide shade and oxygen for your fish.

Adding a Fish Attractor

The fish attractor is a great alternative that works as a hiding place for your fish. It mimics and resembles submerged trees or rock formations that act as shelter for the fish. Moreover, the attractor can give cover to the bigger fish while it is waiting to ambush its prey. These work perfectly if you are growing trophy fish in your pond. The fish attractor can also help those small fish hide at times. Outdoor Water Solutions offers a variety of attractors to meet all your needs. These include the Safe Haven Fish Attractor – Mossback. We also have bundles and kits to provide more protection depending on the needs of your fish and the size of your pond. They can go submerged in the water from 6 feet deep and up to 30 feet deep.

Have Plenty of Fish


Fish can be social creatures. When you add fish to your pond, you’ll also increase the beauty and natural environment. Keep in mind that you have to research which types of fish would work for your pond’s habitat. You’ll also have to make sure to balance the quantity of fish you put in your pond along with any decorations. Remember that fish need a lot of room to swim in the water. Therefore, it is important to balance fish and plant life. Having a proper balance is key to keeping your fish happy and in harmony with their environment.

At Outdoor Water Solutions, we offer a variety of pond aerators providing you with the options needed to pick the perfect pond aerator for your pond. We always enjoy working with clients on ways to improve the quality of their ponds’ health so, if you have any questions or would like more information on our pond aerators, contact us at 866.471.1614 today!

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