Pond Maintenance Strategies
When you are a fish farmer, and you own some fish ponds within your farm from where you get fish to consume at home while you sell the rest to the market so that you can make money, you can ensure the fish harvest becomes more by using some pond maintenance strategies. When you do all the right things to the point where your ponds are always monitored, you will be able to start witnessing better fish harvests where you can be able to meet the market demand for fish while you keep the rest of the fish at home for consumption.
There are many pond maintenance resources and strategies that you can use to ensure that your fish continue to breed as expected without facing any problems that might lead to complications which will make it impossible to make profits from fish sales. First, you can purchase a quarantine tank which can be useful when you have bought a new fish breed because you first put the fish there for a few months before you finally introduce them to your main fish ponds where they can continue breeding together with the other fish that you own. The benefit of a quarantine tank is that it allows you to monitor the fish species that you purchased so that you feed them separately and treat them to make sure that they are healthy and physically capable of surviving when you introduce them into the other ponds where you rear the rest of your fish species.
Secondly, pond maintenance also involves protecting all the fish you have in your ponds from predators such as birds and other animals that are likely to invade the pond and start feeding on the fish and thereby making it difficult to harvest enough for the market. When you want to protect fish from being consumed by hawks and other animals; you can have a good pond cover net that will allow enough sunlight for the fish while keeping away any fish-eating predators.
Thirdly, you should try to protect the fish from being affected by water plants that float on top of the pond water and cause problems by preventing the fish from getting direct sunlight while also using most of the air in the water and thereby making the fish to suffocate and die. Lastly, you can also use an air pump to ensure that there is enough air being supplied to the pond water especially if you have some pond plants that might be using up some of the air meant for the fish so that they cannot die.