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    mariobrothersleeve squirrel

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    this is my pond... Finally spring and took a few pictures of koi and feeders. yes the big feeders are 2.2lbs at 15inches!
     

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    That's beautiful!
     
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    Thank you, i will post on this again once all the plants grow back
     
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    Love it! I always loved backyard ponds. My grandpa had 2 ponds...one in back, one in front. He kept fancy guppies. This was in the Philippines, so nice and tropical :)
     
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    Het it thawed out!
     
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    It did. Lost my shubunkin :-( this year because of the cold, all the rest survived. Those feeder gold fish keep breeding and I don't know what to do with them... .. I stock my parents and 2 local ponds that shut down for the winter.
     
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    With a horrible algae outbreak!
     
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    You'd think that with the ice and crap we had this year the algae would be done for, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, it's back in full force. :mad:
     
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    Fish sticks?
     
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    There is a winter algae bloom that I depend on to feed the fish. I typically don't feed from oct. To april. Once water temp is blow 40, they are on their own. If I feed them, it rots in their stomach and have spring issues.
     
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    Yep, I have a few freaky Goldfish/ Raspberry head hybrids in my pond. Somehow either the eggs from the BIG raspberry head I had out there got mixed with the Comet eggs or sperm so now I have comets with cranial growths, lol. I also have a few Dojo loaches out there, AKA Weather loaches.
     
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    I totally forgot about dojo loaches! I haven't heard that name for..... 20yrs! I put an algae Eater in the pond one time and wasn't watching the temp and it got below 50. ... They just don't last long
     
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    Dojos are really good at keeping crap stirred up off the bottom. The first time I saw one was up in the northern part of the county I live in back in the mid 70s. These 2 dairy farmers also grew tropical fish. They stopped farming cows and started with the fish. The ones they had were a foot long, huge beasts. Back then they flipped refrigerators on their side and grew out fry in them. They sealed the feed troughs and used them as well. I've had my dojos for probably 10 years.,
     
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