Learn | Aquatic life

Goldfish are a no! no! for earth ponds. Here’s why…

Do you have koi or goldfish in your pond? Is it possible that this small, benign looking goldfish Carassius Auratus may be the wrong choice for your pond? Seeing goldfish in ponds around the Eastern Townships are a common sight these days, maybe you have them in your own pond or you are considering stocking […]

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The right fish for your pond

Summer fish kills could be a sign that your pond is not designed for that species.  Read on and discover what are the right fish for your pond.   Pond Size and Depth Ponds ranging in size from ¼ acre to several acres can provide satisfactory sport fishing. Ponds less than ¼ acre in size will […]

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Using Floating Islands for Wetlands Compensation

On the importance of wetlands In our fast paced world the protection of wetlands and the progress of development are often in conflict. The importance of wetlands for mitigating flooding, purifying water and maintaining flora and fauna diversity are well documented. Developers, mining operations, infrastructure projects, the list is endless where wetlands are being squeezed, […]

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Leeches: Are they really so menacing?

Many of our clients complain when they notice leeches in their ponds. The complaints are based on fear, but are they really justified? In the following article we will clarify the role of leeches in the aquatic ecosystem and learn about some of the advantages of having leeches in your pond. You’ll see, they really […]

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Aquatic life in winter

What is happening under the ice of your pond? What a contrast to the colors and the life that animates a pond in other seasons of the year; one would think that in the winter the pond is asleep and all life is gone. Yet think again, even if it is slowing down, the activity […]

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Pectinatella Magnifica: Do you know?

It is in fact a living colony of invertebrates, sometimes made up of millions of individuals, which fluctuate from year to year. The colonies can vary in size (from one millimeter to one meter or more in diameter). These animals secrete a hardened, see-through jelly to which they hold on tightly. Commonly called “Freshwater Bryozaire” […]

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Ponderings from the Folks at Canadianpond.ca

Like any situation where there is imbalance in the environment, isolating one component from another just doesn’t make sense. So when clients contact us with concerns about persistent algae problems after enjoying three decades of wonderful pond water quality, we bring them to a greater understanding about the connections of everything: the watershed of their […]

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