Saying goodbye for the winter - Page 2 - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 18Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 23 Old 10-17-2012, 06:17 PM
Member
 
Izzy, I love your tancho koi. I've just got a weakness for fish with big blotches and spots. :D
Sakura8 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 23 Old 10-17-2012, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Ches, you'll laugh, but I have seen koi ponds with soccer balls and pales in them! My mom and I went on a ponds tour offered by the man who installed our pond. One of the houses had a few younger kids, and their big, beautiful koi pond had a soccer ball in the middle that the koi were trying to eat like food!!

Sakura, I love koi and goldfish with the tancho mark, too. About 6 years ago I bought a comet goldfish because he was pure white with the tancho mark (and a very good one at that). But I knew I couldn't keep him and ended up giving him away to our local butterfly garden. Funny thing is I went back there last weekend and my little tancho goldfish was still there! Granted, his red markings have spread to his cheeks, but he's still just as beautiful!

Get a eyeful of this beauty!


I would give my left leg to own a koi like that!!
Mikaila31 likes this.

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
post #13 of 23 Old 10-17-2012, 07:09 PM
Member
 
Ohmigosh, that koi is INCREDIBLE!

Aww, I'm glad your little goldie is still around. :)
Sakura8 is offline  
post #14 of 23 Old 10-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Member
 
Pearl2011's Avatar
 
That is one nice koi!

We were two ships in the night
Hell bent on trying to survive and
Capsized
Pearl2011 is offline  
post #15 of 23 Old 10-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Member
 
Laki's Avatar
 
Wow. Does the dog know no =t to walk over it when it's covered in nets and snow?? lol

They're SO big!! your fish.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." -N. Mandela
To my journal! http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...ourami-592858/
Laki is offline  
post #16 of 23 Old 10-20-2012, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
Thanks, Laki! Molly, our dog, is very good about not going where we've told her not to go. She's also pretty skittish and would freak if she stepped on the netting. It feels really, really weird on your feet.
Mikaila31 likes this.

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
post #17 of 23 Old 10-30-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
So we came through the hurricane just fine. I'm sooo sooo happy I got the net on the pond before it came by. When I went out today to give everything a double check, the koi actually came out to greet me. Here is what it looks like now:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCN8545.jpg (123.0 KB, 43 views)
Mikaila31 likes this.

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
post #18 of 23 Old 10-30-2012, 05:11 PM
Member
 
Sqbear46's Avatar
 
Glad to hear you came through the hurrincane with no damage!

My new grandson........Jordan Alexander
Sqbear46 is offline  
post #19 of 23 Old 10-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Member
 
Chesh's Avatar
 
YAY! I was worried about those fishies out there! Happy to hear all is well - what a mess! Good thing it's on the net and not in the pond!!!
Chesh is offline  
post #20 of 23 Old 10-31-2012, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
thekoimaiden's Avatar
 
My heart does break for everyone who lost their homes, but I'm so glad we came through unscathed. I've always wondered what happened to people's ponds in flooding situations.

The mess on the pond is only going to get worse! There are still a lot of trees with leaves on them. You can see some of it in the picture. I was out there today sweeping off my pond (haha that sounds so funny to say!) and the koi came out to check me out. They're still out and about. Guess it isn't cold enough for them to bed down for the winter yet.
Mikaila31 likes this.

---Izzy

Sitting by the koi pond

writings on fish and fishkeeping


thekoimaiden is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Winter dog..... Lonewolfblue Other Pets 1 02-03-2008 03:49 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome