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Old May 25th, 2008, 07:14 PM
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For Want4rain - White Butterfly Koi

A so, so pic of the white butterfly, Veronica. Best shot I've got of the little monster so far, but she's getting bolder. Little Betty is still too skittish to get a shot of yet.

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Old May 25th, 2008, 08:03 PM
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oh my gosh, i am so jealous!!!

how are they doing??

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They're all doing great. Both Betty and Veronica (the tiny butterflies), come out and swim with the big fish at dawn and dusk now. Veronica is bigger than Betty and is a little bolder. Moose (the big gold one) is a sun worshipper, so I'm waiting for him to get a good burn. He'll lay up at the surface in the sun just basking in the warmth. I've had other fish do that and they do get a sun burn from it. The other fish have more sense and stay under the water lilies in full sun other than the odd swim around the pond.
Midge (the big female), will get very large, she's a swimming vacuum cleaner.
Archie, Reggie and Jughead are all eating and growing well.
No sign of any babies from their spawn yet, I'm hoping I've been spared having to deal with babies for another year at least.

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HA!! dont they eat the babies?? would it be unhealthy to hold back feeding?? im ashamed to say thats what i use to do with my guppies!! water changes with even 2 females breeding was quite a bit for a new (again) mother!!

good to hear everyone is doing well! what do you feed?

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HA!! dont they eat the babies?? would it be unhealthy to hold back feeding?? im ashamed to say thats what i use to do with my guppies!! water changes with even 2 females breeding was quite a bit for a new (again) mother!!

good to hear everyone is doing well! what do you feed?

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Apparently koi and goldfish will eat their eggs, but not the fry once they've hatched. As soon as they recognize them as being fish, they won't eat them.
I did hold back feeding after they spawned so they would feast on the eggs instead.
I know what you mean about guppies, they don't call them millions fish for nothing.

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Old May 26th, 2008, 07:29 AM
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Cindy,you must get sooo much pleasure in having this beautiful pond..
Hubby and I were talking about a smaller pond just yesterday,but small is just not good enough,what happens to the fish in winter??
We'd also love some little froggys,seeing hubby is related(french)
But I am afraid so would the cats and the birds..
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