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GARDEN POND BLACK FISH

Old 26th Jul 2018, 12:19
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As will the cats. One of ours is a dab hand at whipping the fish out of the neighbours pond if he forgets to put the protective cover back on.
Or you may attract otters...

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Old 26th Jul 2018, 12:23
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Do you really care about their colours?
Well yes. i would like to see them. Black ones are virtually invisible in anything but very bright sunlight. Living in the NW of England means thats not very often. Present year exepted of course.
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Old 26th Jul 2018, 21:09
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Try the Sarasa Comet .
Red and white fish they is.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 08:19
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We started our pond with two donated goldfish and two black 'pondfish' at $2 a piece about 18 years ago. Since then we have had a varying population between 20-25 fish, mostly gold but some black. The two original black fish are still alive, and are, in fact, a rather nice dark copper colour. Remarkable how their size and number self regulates to match the avilable space (about 1000 litres in this case).
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 11:29
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Originally Posted by reynoldsno1 View Post
Remarkable how their size ... self regulates to match the avilable space
Weird that. Keep a goldfish in a little tank and it'll stay small for years. Move it to a pond and it'll start growing.
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Old 27th Jul 2018, 20:16
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Originally Posted by Prophead View Post
As will the cats. One of ours is a dab hand at whipping the fish out of the neighbours pond if he forgets to put the protective cover back on.
My parents had a ginger tom which liked to watch the Koi 'sunbathing' on the surface of the pond, then nervously reach out over the water and tap one on the head. The Koi would slowly lower its head into a near vertical position, then deftly flick it's tail and drench the cat from head to tail. The cat never learnt and got itself drenched almost daily.
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Old 28th Jul 2018, 00:22
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I wanted to fill in the 2m x 1m pond that was just outside the kitchen French doors (Trip hazard? Surely not!). After removing 72 frogs and transplanting them to a local pond and taking the 12 Goldfish to my daughter's school pond I drained the pool. I was surprised to find 3 little (20-25mm long) fish left behind after the completely opaque water was bucketed out. They were jet black yet obviously products of the Goldfish. I was told by a local aquariarist(??) that it's the fish food that turns them gold. They were duly sent to join their parents in the school pond.

The following year the frogs had hopped 5 miles (as the crow flies), crossed 2 major roads and a river to come back to my new patio to stand there shaking their heads saying "where the [email protected] is the pond" before hopping off somewhere else to breed!
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Old 1st Aug 2018, 14:27
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But which fish food? I don't feed mine much. It's a big pond (about 30ft by 15ft and 3ft deep) as there's loads of natural fodder.
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Old 1st Aug 2018, 15:52
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But which fish food? I don't feed mine much. It's a big pond (about 30ft by 15ft and 3ft deep) as there's loads of natural fodder.
The only reason to feed pond fish is to train them to come to the surface so that you can look at them. So the answer to "which fish food" is "whatever gets them to come and eat it", the nutritional value doesn't matter.
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Old 1st Aug 2018, 21:16
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Before and after my marriage, I stayed at an unusual 'Inn' where the owner also owned a fish farm.
There was a small (capable of being stepped over) stream running through the 'garden' where 'captive' trout were kept so that they could be chosen by guests for imminent consumption. The owner would come out at certain times through the day (usually to entertain guests) and scatter feed into the pools, whereupon large fish would leap out of the water like performing dolphins.
Sadly the Inn (and especially the owner) are long gone.
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