By and large, koi fish are known and considered to be the best of toe ornamental fishes there are and this is considering their bright patterns and their long and glowing fins. Butterfly koi look quite similar to the goldfish and for this reason, some have mistaken them to be goldfish. Instead they are a hybrid of the traditional koi fish and the carp.
Butterfly koi can grow to a length of up to 36 inches. Given this fact, your butterfly koi will require some rather large pond. Some of the things that you need to be mindful of and maintain to the best of your ability are the pH levels, the pond water temperature and as well you need to have a filtration system in place for your pond. You shouldn’t forget the need to ensure that the ponds are maintained and are as clean as can be for the butterfly koi to survive in them. Hereunder is a look at some of the common types of ponds that you can have for your butterfly koi fish going forward.
One of the ponds that you can think of for your butterfly koi fish are the mud ponds. When choosing the best of the outdoor ponds for your butterfly koi, you need to take into consideration the environment. This is looking at the fact that the fish can only live in temperatures between 32 and 95 degree Fahrenheit. The large Japanese koi can actually survive in the mud ponds. However when it comes to the mud ponds, while digging a hole outside and having it filled with water for the habitat for the fish sounds a simple idea, you should be mindful of the fact that the water may not stay as clear due to the soil and the development of algae in the pond. By and large, the normal filtering systems will not work as appropriately as they ought to for your mud ponds and the needs of your butterfly koi fish and for this reason, you need to make sure that you have installed a drainage system that will aid in the efforts to remove the impurities there may be in the waters in the pond. There has to be incorporated such a regular regime of regular maintenance which will include a complete draining of the water and cleaning the pond.
The other ponds you may consider having for your butterfly koi fish are the lined in-ground ponds. One particular aspect to have in mind even as you consider going for the lined in-ground ponds for your butterfly koi fish is that these fishes will require some real deal of space for them to spread their fins and for their swimming.