Saturday, August 29, 2009

Survivor!

Last spring I bought 6 feeder goldfish to put in my pond, testing to see if it was habitable by fish. Sadly, the fish got Ich and all disappeared by fall. After our exceptionally long and cold winter I was sure there were no fish left.


But the last few days I've caught glimpses of red in the pond. A red in the shape of a rather large goldfish! I've only seen one, but he looks in good health.

While I was there this creature of the (not so) deep rose, stared at me for a few minutes, then sunk back down when the camera got too close.

Now that I know the pond really is fish-habitable I'm going to get some koi.

2 comments:

Veryl said...

Why not more goldfish. They are basically the same thing and a heck of a lot cheaper. Of course, it takes awhile for them to get big, but unless you pay a fortune for the koi, they will be small too.

Judy said...

Well, I'm thinking of raising them for sale. Buy small, sell big. Might try another round of goldfish first.