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I have created underwater caverns to keep fish safe from predators, lost several to the blue herons prior. Is there a pond fish that controls the flying gnats? Minnows and mosquito fish just get eaten. Thank you
 
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Netting over the top of the pond keeps the bird's at bay. Suspend it so that the bird's can't peck the fish below.
As for bug eaters, it depends on what is eating the fish. If bird's, the net will fix that. If you have fish eating them, then add plants for the smaller fish to hide from predatory fish.
 
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Netting over the top of the pond keeps the bird's at bay. Suspend it so that the bird's can't peck the fish below.
As for bug eaters, it depends on what is eating the fish. If bird's, the net will fix that. If you have fish eating them, then add plants for the smaller fish to hide from predatory fish.
The predator problem is fixed, looking for ways to control large gnat populations
 

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Hello and welcome! Tell us a little about your pond set up, and pictures can be helpful, as well, to give us an idea of the area you are talking about. So, you don’t currently have any fish, is that what I understand?

Do the gnats land on the water or just fly around? IDK anything about gnats, but if they aren’t in the water at some point, I don’t think there is a fish that will eliminate them. Maybe someone else can help you.

Maybe traps, either store-bought or DIY...?
 
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Hello and welcome! Tell us a little about your pond set up, and pictures can be helpful, as well, to give us an idea of the area you are talking about. So, you don’t currently have any fish, is that what I understand?

Do the gnats land on the water or just fly around? IDK anything about gnats, but if they aren’t in the water at some point, I don’t think there is a fish that will eliminate them. Maybe someone else can help you.

Maybe traps, either store-bought or DIY...?
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That is beautiful! If the heron problems are solved, a few minnows, or if you are in a tropical area, guppies or bettas, will solve the problem.
 
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That is beautiful! If the heron problems are solved, a few minnows, or if you are in a tropical area, guppies or bettas, will solve the problem.
How are beta with koi and gold fish
 
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Beautiful pond and property!

This is supposed to work and it does indoors as I have tried it but for outdoors you would need quite a few containers or maybe just one big one near your pond:

Make an attractant by mixing together 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Stir in a few drops of dish washing liquid and pour the solution into several jars. Set the jars in places where the gnats are congregating, indoors or out, such as near your garden or on the kitchen windowsill. Leave the traps in place as long as necessary to attract and kill the gnats.
 
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How are beta with koi and gold fish
Tropical water fish, don’t do well with the cooler water temps. Guppies can take it better than the bettas. If you have goldfish and koi, you might try cooler water minnows
Googled it, I buy 25 guppies every spring but the other fish must eat them. Going to but some 3 inch rainbow trout
 
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Beautiful pond and property!

This is supposed to work and it does indoors as I have tried it but for outdoors you would need quite a few containers or maybe just one big one near your pond:

Make an attractant by mixing together 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Stir in a few drops of dish washing liquid and pour the solution into several jars. Set the jars in places where the gnats are congregating, indoors or out, such as near your garden or on the kitchen windowsill. Leave the traps in place as long as necessary to attract and kill the gnats.
I'll try it
 
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Beautiful pond and property!

This is supposed to work and it does indoors as I have tried it but for outdoors you would need quite a few containers or maybe just one big one near your pond:

Make an attractant by mixing together 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 2 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Stir in a few drops of dish washing liquid and pour the solution into several jars. Set the jars in places where the gnats are congregating, indoors or out, such as near your garden or on the kitchen windowsill. Leave the traps in place as long as necessary to attract and kill the gnats.
We have done something similar when we’ve had an outbreak of fruit flies. Have never tried it outdoors.
 
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