Friday, July 10, 2009

New Fish in the Pond

We have two ponds on our property. One of them is about an acre and the other one is small. I was at the Tractor Supply buying puppy food for Maxwell, and there was a truck set up selling fish. The last time Bruce and I bought fish was back in 2002. Out of the four grass carp, two koi, and many catfish, only one survived from the batch, that is how we got Moby. Moby is our white koi that we can see swimming around the pond from our house. Well this time we bought some more and thought we would give it another go. It has been long enough that our fish disappointments have faded. We bought four grass carp in hopes that they will survive, and eat some of the grass and that has filled our large pond from the mowing.

In our small pond we released five koi and 50 catfish. We decided to give it a try in this pond since all of our fish there seem to be gone. The baby catfish and koi would be supper for the bass in the larger pond. We had our small pond dug out and made deeper last year when digging trenches for geothermal, and we think all of the fish kicked the bucket. Hopefully this will be a safe haven for them to grow up in, and maybe later we will introduce the koi to the bigger pond. I bought two oranges, two whites with black spots on their heads, and a solid white one. I think it would be so much fun to see a group of koi swimming around together from the house.

A baby catfish. In a few years he may be supper!


Anonymous said...

very curious about the geothermal... did you go through last winter with it installed? if so, how do you like it?

cookingwithgas said...

best of luck with the fish!
We don't have any catfish in our pond. I will look forward to hearing and seeing how they do over the years.

STARworksCeramics/Takuro said...

Wow! I did not know you have two pond in your property, and one of them are one acre! I hope many of the new fish survive.

Bulldog Pottery said...

We have yet to see any of the fish we released in th pond. Cross our fingers that they are in there and just shy.
We have yet to have the geothermal on in the winter.

Information said...

that baby cat fish is super cute. fish supplies are now as good as they seems normally so you should take well care of what you have :)

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