Killing with Kindness
I decided to go down to our koi pond where I had decided the blue heron had eaten every comet and koi I had through the end of summer and fall to scoop out some of the millions of leaves. Our 175-foot pond is fed with fresh spring water pumped from a creek and feeds back into the creek at the very end. I got my long pole and large scoop and started the task of leaf removal from the bottom and lo and behold, I scooped out a comet or two and unearthed a tadpole and a koi. Evidently, they are bedded down in the leaves for warmth and, as ours is an 'open' fresh-water system, the leaves may not be creating methane as they decay. I stopped scopping and left it alone. I'll clean them out in the spring when I add more fish. Anybody have any thoughts on this?? And Happy belated Thanksgiving!!