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miller_fritz miller_fritz is offline
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Washington
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Default Re: Thread for Ponds, Pond fish...Goldfish

It's official, my pond is fish free right now, I think a local heron picked off the last of them...bummer. I guess the silver lining in losing my koi, is it caused me to re-evaluate my set-up and even though I have ample room for koi, and moderate filtration, I think I would rather keep fancy gold fish, specifically fantails, and orandas. The biggest challenge I face with fancy goldfish in my area, I think, is predation. Fancy goldfish are sitting ducks for heron, kingfishers, and raccoons. Short of netting my pond (I dislike what they do to the look of a pond) I think I want to get a scarecrow or two. The ones where a hose attaches to a "sprinkler" with a motion senser that sprays a jet of water at what ever approaches the pond.