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Predators Keep Eating My Fish. What Should I Do? | Aqua Scapes of CT

Predators Keep Eating My Fish. What Should I Do?


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To stop predators from getting your fish, it is important to have a hidy cave in your pond so your fish can hide from dangerous predators. A few round rocks with a flat stone on top will make a natural yet adequate spot for your fish to hide. It is also important to have good plant coverage (ie water hyacinth, pond lilies, and marginal plants) on your pond's surface to provide extra coverage.

Common predators include: heron, raccoons, fisher cats, hawks, ducks, snakes, bears, neighborhood cats, bullfrogs

Net Your Pond

Although not the most aesthetically pleasing, netting your pond is the best defense against herons. Pond netting effectively keeps debris and predators from entering the ponds, waterfalls, and other water features.

Motion Activated Sprinkler

A motion activated sprinkler will spray a burst of water when it senses motion thus scaring off predators.

Fishing Line Technique

Using stakes, create a web of fishing line around and over your pond.

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Comments (2)

  • A raccoon has been eating my koi fish, what should I do?

    | Kevin | Report

  • The fishing line technique works the best to combat herons. Make sure your fish have a place to hide too

    | Austin Foose | Report

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