We have a selection of pond fish in, they are usually available during the spring and summer months. They are found on the ground floor in the back pond room.
They can grow up to 30 cm / 12 inches maybe more fully grown. They are best kept in ponds due to the size they get.
Water parameters of PH range 6.5-7.5, and temperatures of 18-24 Celsius / 65-74°F.
The comet goldfish can be a peaceful cold water fish. However they are very quick moving, so it is best not to mix them with slower moving fish. The comet goldfish is a single tailed goldfish, they are similar to the common goldfish. However they are slightly smaller and slimmer, and they are mainly distinguished by its long deeply forked tail.
There are a mixture of colours you can get with the comets, there is the normal red comet, yellow comet, black comet, white comet, and the sarasa comet which is a mixture of red and white.
The comet goldfish is a very greedy fish. They will eat any foods you put in for them like flakes, pellets, and granular foods. And also treats of frozen, or live foods are good for them. They will feed of the surface of the water or take food of the bottom Feed them once a day at the most.
Some good foods for comet gold fish
Usual sizes and prices
Red goldfish – 3 inch – £2.50 each, 3 for £7.00, 5 for £11.00
Red goldfish – 4 inch – £4.50 each, 3 for £12.00, 5 for £20.00
Red goldfish – 5 inch – £5.00 each, 3 for £13.50
Red goldfish – 6 inch – £6.00 each, 3 for £15.00
Mix goldfish – 7 inch – £8.00 each, 3 for £20.00
Yellow comets – 3- 4 inch – £4.50 each, 3 for £12.00
They can grow up to 30 cm / 12 inches fully grown. Because of the size they get they are best kept in ponds.
Water parameters of PH range 6.5-7.5 and temperatures of 18-24 Celsius / 65-74°F.
Shubunkins can be a very quick moving cold water fish, so it is best to mix these with other quicker moving cold water fish.
Shubunkins feature a festive confetti like blend of colours.
There is actually two types of shubunkins the London type or the Bristol type. The London Type is very similar to the common goldfish. The Bristol type has an enormous tail fin that is very wide, moderately forked with well rounded lobes.
They have a diet of flake, pellets, and granular foods. Also a treat of frozen, or live foods is always good for them.
Shubunkin 5-7cm – £2.95 each, 3 for £8.25, 6 for £15.50, 10 for £25.00
Shubunkin 8-10cm – £3.95 each, 3 for £11.00, 6 for £21.00, 10 for £35.00
Shubunkin 11-13cm – 6.50 each, 3 for £18.00, 6 for £36.00, 10 for £60.00
Most koi can grow up to 30-40 cm / 12-15 inches, but some koi like the japanese koi have been knonw to grow up to 50-60 cm / 20-24 inches. They live in water parameters of PH range 6.5-7.5, and temperatures of 15-25Celsius / 59-77 °F.
Koi are a group of fish that are ornamental varieties of domesticated common carp. There varieties are distinguished by colouration, and scales. A few of the major colours of the koi are white, black, red, yellow, blue and cream. A few of the different varieties of koi that are more well known are butterfly koi, ghost koi, ogon koi, showa sanke koi, there are plenty more. Koi are not really aggressive fish. They can mix with most pond fish, however because of there size and how big they can get, try not to mix them with anything to small.
Because of how big they do get, they will require a big pond. Really three foot deep and deeper is recommended.
They will eat any food you put in the pond as they are a greedy fish. So feeding and scattering the food round the pond is a good idea allowing your other fish to feed. Koi can get very tame, and you can pick a spot to feed them every day and they will learn to keep going to that same spot to be feed. They can Feed out of your hand if you get them tame enough. Koi will eat flake, pellets, and stick foods. As they grow you can go for bigger size pellets, as they do have large mouths. They do like frozen, or live foods as a treat, in ponds a lot of this is found naturally in the pond.
We know people who feed them on bread, oranges, sweetcorn, and a few other treats. But we do like to stress these are very high in protein and should only be fed in a mature ponds, not very often, and never through the winter months.
In winter they should only be fed if they are at the surface looking for food. If they are dormant on the bottom of the pond do not feed them and only feed them lower protein foods, this is because they can not digest the high protein foods in colder water so wheat germ based foods are best.
Feeding them once to twice a day in the summer is fine but keeping an eye on your water levels is a good idea as water can go off very quickly with extra food that is feed.
In colder weather food needs to be feed very carefully a low protein food is best like winter stick and wheat germ foods. Or if the fish do not come up to the surface do not feed them at all.
The koi we have in stock at the moment.
Koi B grade mix colours – 2-3 inch – £4.50 each, 3 for £12.00, 6 for £24.00
Koi B grade mix colours – 3-4 inch – £5.50 each, 3 for £13.50, 6 for £27.50
Koi B grade mix colours – 4-5 inch – £9.00 each, 3 for £22.00, 6 for £44.00
Koi B grade mix colours – 5-6 inch – £13.00 each, 3 for £36.00, 6 for £72.00
Koi B grade mix colours – 6-7 inch – £20.00 each, 3 for £57.00, 6 for £114.00
White Ghost koi – 3-4 inch – £4.50 each, 3 for £12.00, 6 for £24.00
Orfe can grow up to 16 inches fully grown.
Water parameters of PH range 7.0-8.0 and temperatures of 55-79 °F.
They are peaceful pond members that will mix with all pond fish.
There are golden or blue orfe.
They are very quick moving and do need a good open area of space. They are more of a shoaling fish so being in small groups is better for them.
They mainly eat of the bottom of the ponds, but they will eat from anywhere they can find food. Feeding them sinking foods is best. They do like frozen or live foods which in ponds can be found naturally.
Should be fed with lower protein foods during the winter as they can not digest high protein foods in colder water. So wheat germ based food is best in winter.
They only need feeding once to maybe twice a day in the summer.
Golden and blue orfe 5-7cm-£2.25 each, 3 for £6.50, 6 for £12.50, 10 for £20.00
Tench grow up to 30 cm / 12 inches fully grown.
Water parameters of PH range 6.0-8.0, and temperatures of 12- 25 Celsius / 55-77 ° F.
Tench are very shy fish, and may take some time to adjust to being in a pond. They can settle more easily if you have them in pairs or groups, and provide more planted area for them to hide. They are a peaceful fish so mix well with any pond fish.
They eat off the bottom of the ponds so feeding sinking pellets is best. However if they are hungry they will take food off the surface.
They must be fed with lower protein foods during the winter as they can not digest high protein foods in colder water. Wheat germ based food is best in winter
They require feeding once maybe twice a day in the summer.
Golden tench – 2-3 inch – £4.50 each, 3 for £12.00
Sturgeon can grow up to 7-12 ft / 2-2.5 metres.
Water parameters of Ph range 6.8 – 7.5.
Sturgeon is the common name for the 27 species of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae.
They are great bottom feeding fish for ponds. But how big they get, they do need bigger size ponds. They are a none aggressive fish so can mix well with most pond fish.
As they are a bottom feeding fish so you do need to feed sinking food.
sturgeon are very funny eaters so giving them some meat like blood worm every now and then is good for them, as they can lose weight quickly. Being a dark colour they can be hard to spot against black liners, but try your best to keep an eye on them to make sure they are not getting thin.
If you have blanket weed in the ponds it is recommended not to put sturgeon in your pond as they can get tangled up in the blanket weed and it can kill them.
Sturgeon are a lot more active in colder temperatures so during the winter you will see the sturgeon moving about. If the weather is mild we do recommend feeding them in the winter months.
With sturgeon we recommend feeding once or twice day in the summer
None in stock
Here is a full list of fish we have in stock, we do try our best to keep it updated.
Full fish list