Monday, October 12, 2015

Little Fishes

Well I bought me some more fish today. These are not for the chickens. I have a little fish pond and my fish I had died in early summer and I have no idea why. I had two shubunkins and comets and gold fish. I guess I didn't clean it out when I should have. I have doubts on that, though. They were probably at least four years old. I cleaned the ponds out last week and filled them back up. 

Anyway, today I bought four fish. I bought them at Wal Mart because the pet store where I was buying them closed. Not good selection. I hope I have three comets and I splurged and bought a little Oranda fantail. You have to look really hard to see them. They are only about an inch long. 

This is the Oranda fan fail. She is the largest. And that ain't big. 


You can just barely see them here; where the cloud shadow is by the plant holder. I let the pond dry up and all my plants are in very bad shape. I'm hoping they recover and soon. The holder in the bottom has the water lily. 

One of the things I was missing in the pond was water hyacinths. They really filter the pond well. I went kayaking in August and picked me up some. I only picked up four and now I have a bunch. 

Or I did!  The chickens are eating them up. I guess they see green; there is a drought. 
    
Hoping no snakes come tonight and get my fish because I don't have them protected yet. 

3 comments:

LindaG said...

Do you put a screen over it then? Just wondering because your earlier fish may have been eaten. We keep minnows in a 'cow bowl', an old sugar cane bowl. We think we saw a fish bird sitting on it last week. It looked like a black egret when it walked off. Not sure what it was.
Still looks like a bunch to me!
I bet your fish will grow quickly.
I was out watering today. Nothing for us out of the 20% chance.
Have a blessed week!

Nicole Martin said...

You can keep fish in DIY pond if you are using Pond Repair by Pondpro2000 it will be more convenient.

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