How Do You Keep Pond Predators Out Of Your Pond?

How do you keep pond predators out of your pond? Keep the edges of your pond steep so wildlife or pets doesn't get in it. Basically when you are building a pond, if you worried about things like raccoons...

Basically when you are building a pond, if you worried about things like raccoons or cats eating your fish, the big thing to remember is to keep the edges of your pond fairly steep. If you have a 2 foot incline on your pond and then a two foot drop into your pond, a raccoon may come and sit on the edge of your pond, but he will probably not catch any fish. It's not going to jump into the water, swim around and catch your fish. The biggest predators of goldfish and Koi in the south especially (and it may be the same case up north), are the blue herons, which are the big predator birds. They eat a lot of fish. The big issue there is water depth and giving your fish plenty of cover with water lilies or some other sort of structure in the water.

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