Fish in a pond are attractive to birds and mammals that like to eat fish.
Protect fish by giving them a safe place to hide.
- If you are considering putting in a pond, it should be at least 3 feet deep to provide safe hiding places for fish.
- Flagstone placed on bricks, or large pvc tubing on the bottom of the pond gives fish a place to hide from predators.
- Netting sold at pond stores deters raccoons that don't like to walk on a wobbly surface.
- 2 strands of pulsating hot -wire clipped onto green plastic or wood stakes at 6" and 12" off the ground will give permanent protection. NOTE: continuous voltage wires can kill small animals. Pulsating voltage will scare an animal, and assure they won't touch it again. To protect birds that can become grounded if they land on the wire near the grounded poles, a timer is essential to turn the system on after dark and off before dawn.