Fish pond is controlled water, artificial lake, or reservoir stocked with fish for fish farming purposes, recreational or ornamental uses. Fish pond management has a long way to go. For proper survival and growth of fish for sustenance, fish pond management must be applied to achieve our target.
Fish ponds can be classified into natural or earthen ponds and concrete ponds but there are some farmers using plastic to raise fish.
Pond size will determine how many fishes you are stocking and the pond must be stock base on the availability of water. The water to be used for the fish pond can be borehole, rain e.t.c
Some of the factors to consider when citing a fish pond are:
* Adequate water
* Soil topography
*Availability of feed
* Fish species available
* Vegetation of the area
How to Fish Pond Management
Eradication of weeds
They deprive pond of nutrient requires, gives shelter to predatory insects and animal, can also serve as a breeding site for their egg production on the leaves.
Draining of the Pond
Drain all the water in the pond completely so as to expose the bottom to direct sunlight which helps kill the parasite there. During this process, repairing the pond is also done.
This is done before filling the pond with water. this neutralizes the soil acidity, increases the PH value, changes the soil structure, helps in bone formation in fish.
Prevention of Disease
Disease can kill the fish in the pond so it has to be prevented. Feeding regularly, manuring, weeding, and others help to prevent disease.
Constant supply of Water
Fill the pond with water regularly and avoid leakages.
Feed them twice daily and an adequate feed supply must be provided in the pond.
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