Easy-to-install underwater shelter for koi and other prized pond fish
Instant refuge for pond fish from pond predators, like raccoons
Provides a cool, comfortable shady spot in your pond for koi during hot summers
Underwater shelter for koi and other pond inhabitants. The Koi Kastle creates a secure haven to protect your prized koi from predators. Also provides a cool shady spot during hot summers. Choose Mesh with aluminum frame or textured Molded Plastic Koi Kastle designed to resemble rockwork.
Tips on Predator Control
Familiarize yourself with local predators - Depending on where you live, different predators may pose a threat to pond fish. Examples of pond predators include raccoons, opossums, muskrats, beavers, otters, foxes, and even bears. Herons and kingfishers may also visit to become unwanted guests for pond keepers.
Preformed ponds or small ponds with shallow areas are the most vulnerable to predators.
Provide hiding places to save your fish from predators - Use pond plants to create a more secure environment for your fish. For even better protection, fashion caves out of rocks or place sections of wide diameter black PVC tubing or plastic culvert - held in place by rocks - on the bottom of your pond. Better yet, use the Koi Kastle Pond Fish Shelter for a fast and easy option.
Consider using animal decoys - Some predators, like herons, are territorial and will not intrude on an area they perceive to be dominated by another of its own kind. Other predators simply won't risk attack from a natural rival like a snake or owl, or even an alligator. For optimum effect, the decoys need to be moved about frequently so the predators don't catch on.
Netting - Use pond netting, particularly at night, when predators are most active. It is an excellent way to control most predators. Pond netting can also be used spring though fall when animals are most active.
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