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Fish ponds can be a source of tranquility and serenity for your backyard or landscaping, and they can be easy to take care of with the right supplies and a little love. Most outdoor fish ponds are home to fish like koi or goldfish, so maintaining your pond’s cleanliness is imperative for their survival. Give your pond the care it needs and give your fish a healthier place to live.
At PetSmart, you can find a variety of supplies to maintain your pond, such as:
To keep your pond water clean, start with a fish pond filter and pump to remove waste, then clarify and control algae with a water conditioner. Did you know that barley straw for fish ponds can be used to help prevent algae growth? Beneficial bacteria and enzymes help with biological filtration, breaking down organic matter and reducing sludge build-up and debris that can clog pond filters. Find replacement fish pond filter media such as foam pads and sponges, along with UV sterilizers and extra tubing to make sure your pond filtration system runs smoothly.
Choosing the right food, in the correct amount, for your pond fish is also important for keeping your pond clean. Your finned friends might also need other additives, like stress coat and pond salt, to keep them healthy, especially when you introduce new fish. Be sure to use pond water test kits to make sure all water parameters are within safe ranges for all of your pond inhabitants.
On to the fun part: making it beautiful! PetSmart’s selection of water features and décor, like our fountains, live aquatic plants and artificial floating water lilies, will surely add an element of beauty to your pondscape.
To browse all of our fish supplies and accessories, such as pond de-icers, fish pond filters and efficient pumps, head to your neighborhood PetSmart or shop online.