Feeding time

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Two years ago I put seven goldfish into the pond. Last summer they spawned and I thought I had six fry. As they got bigger and bolder they swam closer to the surface of the murky water and I discovered that I had about 40! Most are brightly coloured which is good because I would not want to cull any darker fish and they are growing well. The local cat scooped out and half ate one of the original fish a few months ago but the rest are growing fast. They recognise the shadow as I approach the pond and gobble down the food. The youngsters are just about big enough to take the pellets whole now after a year of just nibbling before their parents snatched the food away.

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6 Comments on “Feeding time”

  1. joy
    August 6, 2015 at 7:56 am #

    oooooo well done all those babies that garden has everything its grand

    • thebikinggardener
      August 6, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

      we have baby ducks too – i need to take a photo before they are big ducks – they grow so fast

  2. TheDigger
    August 6, 2015 at 8:05 am #

    Aw, goldfish babies! I’d love to have a fish pond one day.

  3. Homestead Dad
    August 6, 2015 at 5:59 pm #

    How big is your pond?

    • thebikinggardener
      August 6, 2015 at 7:04 pm #

      It is no lake! It is a raised pond that was originally a greenhouse and when that rotted I used the concrete base as the basis of the pond. It is about 3m x 4m and is 50cm deep over 60% of the surface. Because frosts in winter are not usually severe here that is deep enough to protect the fish. I will have to post about it in more detail 🙂

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