Fish add a delightful element to any pond. Often becoming household pets, even with names, they provide hours of joy and entertainment.
Stock a new water garden at the rate of one inch of fish per every 8 gallons of water, waiting 3 to 4 weeks after introducing plants (this allows necessary bacteria to populate the pond). Beneficial bacteria should also be introduced prior to stocking with fish to promote healthy water. This initial stocking rate allows room for growth and reproduction. All of the fish listed below are compatible with each other. Koi and Golden Orfe have some limitations for treatments; please read instructions carefully before applying treatments to your ponds when these fish are present.
The listing below represents our normal stock of ornamental fish. Due to varying seasonal availability, we cannot guarantee all fish are available at the same time. However, we make every effort to keep these sizes in stock and often have other sizes or varieties in stock as well. Visit our nursery or let us send our fish to you.
Our fish are held in carefully maintained tanks; their health being constantly monitored . For pick-up or shipments, we will carefully pack your fish with protectant for travel and stress. They are placed in oxygenated bags, to ensure their safe travel and healthy arrival in your pond. During summer, fish need to be shipped overnight. Actual fee for expedited shipping will be added to your order.
Dechlorinate your pond (if necessary) when your pond is filled. We also recommend that you treat your pond immediately prior to introducing fish, even when there is no chlorine. The protectant in dechlorination products helps to eliminate transport stress.