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!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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.


    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 6:40PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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

    Bookmark   June 30, 2011 at 7:42PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Pond Heat
What is the best method of heating water to 70 degrees...
betta anger issues
Hi guys. I have 3 bettas 1 male 2 female. The male...
My kids Turtle Pond
In 1982 I moved my family from Medford Lakes NJ to...
Tropical marginals dormancy
Two months ago I planted an Umbrella Palm and a Papyrus...
Water chestnuts and Arrowhead (Saggitaria) from grocery store?
I also bought these at the grocery store to try for...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™