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    Memorial Pond

    Discussion in 'Outdoor Ponds' started by MrsE88, Mar 21, 2018.

    1. MrsE88

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      I just opened the pond back up this weekend. I’m so happy to see my babies again! They all made it through their first winter. I was pretty worried after I took the tarp off too soon and the top froze over during a storm.
      The water is really dark right now. I’m hoping it will clear back up in a few weeks now that the filter is up and running.
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      And these are the growouts I had inside all winter. I got them at 3-4in
      I just added them to the pond yesterday.
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      They look really happy and the sun is out too!.
       
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      Yes, it has been so wonderful having sunshine and warm weather. Finally 60-70 in our forecast for the next couple weeks. No more snow! Haha
      I’m sure they are happy to have the tarp off. The water has warmed up a lot over the past week. I just need to wait a little longer before adding my last two fancies to the pond.
       
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      Nice fancies! Didn't know you had such nice ones.

      As far as pretty dorsal color on natives there aren't a lot unless you like:albino channel catfish,xanthic sunfish etc.
       
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      Thank you. I’m adding two more fancies once I add a smaller pond to empty into the main pond.

      I had thought about an albino cat, but I’d have to wait till all my koi are big enough to not be food.
      I was going to put my two plecos out there, but they are such a pain to catch.
       
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      Use a homemade fish trap or a seine net to catch plecos, catching fish doesn't have to be a cardio workout thankfully.
       
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      I’ve never tried that. I’ve always caught them by hand. Haha
       
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      I took some pictures of the fish eating this morning. The water is still really dark, just waiting on a new uv bulb to arrive. I planted some pothos in the rocks around the pond. Hopefully I have them up enough to keep the koi from shredding them. I had arrow head plants in there last year and they didn’t even last a week.
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      I finally have a buyer for the fish I want to let go of. So today I drained the pond down and separated them from the herd.
      First couple pictures are the shubunkins. Both are about 10”
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      Next is a small 8” koi I call Rosie. EF091AB4-7FDC-4A9E-B90E-A2BBEE78DA98.jpeg
      Last is a 13” koi affectionately named garbage.
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      My husband and I are trying to make room so we can possibly add a new koi or two this year.
       
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      And since I was netting and measuring I thought I’d take out a a few others to see how big they are. I only got two, the others were way to jumpy and I didn’t want to stress them out anymore then I already did.
      First are some pictures of my favorite koi, Sunshine.
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      And Olaf. One of my big trio.
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