I'm sure I've said this before, but here I go again: I love my pond! It's my favorite part of my gardens. Even though the waterfall is unfinished (and not even running right now), the water is murky, the weeds are growing around it...it is my heaven.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The most difficult thing about having a pond and koi has been losing fish. There was the giant, fish-eating snake. And the dreaded heron. The snake is gone; the heron is not. The big heron decoy doesn't phase it. I have lost so many of my beautiful koi to it. I'm heartbroken when I remember all those gorgeous fish, so I am trying to enjoy the remaining ones and not think about it too much.
I only have four big koi left.
I will not give in though! I will have a pond of beautiful fish! I'm going to try running a fishing line across the edge of pond where Big Bird does his fishing. Please don't anyone tell me it won't work. I need my little bit of hope.
To restock, I've bought a few koi from ebay. It's my first time buying them online. My local place has closed, so it's my only option. I received the first two today, and they arrived healthy and ready to swim.
8" Doitsu Tancho Sanke
This guy was ready to go and was immediately swimming with the big fish.
5" Chocolate Chagoi Butterfly
I haven't received these three yet. Still waiting to see if I want to bid on one more (just one more!).
5" Shusui Butterfly
6" Asagi Butterfly
I wish I could afford to buy bigger fish, but they're just too expensive.
In other ponding news, my little courtyard pond is all cleaned up. I added three little, fancy goldfish to it over the weekend. They seem happy!
I still need to rock around it, obviously.
That's all my fishy news for now.
Posted by karenleigh at 1:13 PM