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Find pond netting specifically designed to work as a heron deterrent

Find pond netting specifically designed to work as a heron deterrent

A predator invading your fish pond is enough to give a fish keeper the cold sweats. You can prevent predators from attacking the fish in your pond with fish pond netting, but it’s important that the method you choose to protect the fish in your pond is effective and works 24/7.

There are all sorts of predators. They can swoop down from the air or enter your pond from the ground. At certain times of the year, predators not common to the area you live in suddenly appear, ready to feast on your beloved koi or goldfish. Among the more common fish pond predators are cats and herons.

Many methods have been devised to protect pond fish from predators. Some practical methods start with where you locate your pond and how you construct it. Locating your fish pond under a tree can keep your fish out of sight of preying birds. If there's no tree around, planting lilies and lotus with wide leaves can give the fish some cover from preying eyes. Another practical way is build your pond with steep sloping sides so that ground-based predators do not find it easy to wade into the pond. Putting crevices in the pond where fish can hide is also advised. A fence around the pond helps keep predators (and children) from getting (or falling) into the pond.

Other ways of protecting pond fish from predators is to install decoys. Some of these devices are equipped with motion sensors that scare predators when they approach the pond. These gadgets serve the same purpose as a scarecrow does in an open field. Among these many methods of protecting pond fish, however, netting remains one of the most popular and practical ways.

Pond netting essentially means placing a net over the pond. The most common form of pond netting is to spread one net over the entire pond. The net gives the pond fish protection from airborne predators and discourages land-based predators from wading into the pond. However, placing a net over the whole pond has its disadvantages. First of all, it mars the beauty of the pond in the same way a tablecloth prevents you from admiring a good table surface of marble or wood. This system also interferes with the growth of plants in the pond. Finally, a single net over the entire pond must be custom-fitted because pond shapes and sizes vary.

Innovative new designs in pond netting make it unnecessary to cover the whole pond with a net. Smaller, interlocking circular nets are made to float on the pond. They perform the same function of preventing predators from attacking the fish without the disadvantages of completely covering the pond. Because the nets have spaces in between, plants can grow in the pond without interference. The interlocking fish pond netting adjusts to the pond's space and can, therefore, be used in any size or shape of pond.