I have fishies!!!!

pcanJune 30, 2011

I am sooooo exciting! My 5500 gal pond has been set up for 19 days now and I added fishies yesterday. 12 8" comets. They are the cutest little things I ever saw. I got up this morning and sat by the pond with a cup of coffee before going to work. I noticed they were all playing or maybe eating? They were tossing my hyacinths around, throwing themselves up out of the water in the process. They were all very active.

All I can figure is they are either playing or maybe eating larva that is on the hyacinths.

I am as happy as a little girl on Christmas.

I also called the local mosquito abatement yesterday and they will be dropping off some mosquitofish.

I can't wait!

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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

Your comets will eat mosquito larvae. gambusia won't live through your winters....

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 11:34AM
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annedickinson

It sure is fun getting your first fish!! I don't blame you for being excited. Enjoy!!! there is nothing I like more than getting home from work and vegging out by the pond.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 5:00PM
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gardengimp(9B Seminole Cnty FL)

My favorite time is early in the morning with my first cup of coffee. Sunlight peeking over the horizon and spreading beams on the pond and waking up the fishies.

~dianne

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 6:40PM
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corrie22

pcan, they were making babies........
...congratulations Mom!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 7:42PM
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pcan

They don't waste any time do they!!!

:)

I have today off, so I woke about about a quarter to 7, grabbed a cup of coffee and sat by the pond. They were not very active this morning (yesterday must have tired them out). I have always enjoyed getting up early and sitting outside with a cup of coffee in the summer, but the pond brings a whole new level of enjoyment.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2011 at 11:22AM
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Calamity_J(z7bc)

Congrats Pcan! I was a new ponder last yr, put in a 1600gal pond...even before I put it in I was already wanting to double it!lol! So your pond sounds like it will be what my pond is for me...my greatest thrill! I too love that coffee in the morn, beside the pond. Also, I had the very same experience with fish really frolicking as soon as they entered the pond...now I have about 6 babies!!! 4 are brown(not even gold), and 2 are shubunkin! I am sure you are going to just LOVE your pond! Happy Ponding!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2011 at 12:48AM
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pcan

It is official! They were spawning. A week after putting them in the pond I have little tiny comets swimming around. They are so cute. Now I just hope they can survive the mosquitofish!

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 11:08AM
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