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appleshoe
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EditedEdited 09-Jun-2010 13:26
Hello, I'm back with more questions. We got our waterfall up and running (Picture http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_uoJC8Irb_Mg/TA9WDXzTxMI/AAAAAAAAA4M/jmhM44CZFyU/s1600/pond2.jpg)we decided to go with comets they are about 2.5 to 3 inches long right now. We bought 4 and put them in the pond after it had been running a few weeks. There are dwarf water lilies, spider lilies, and anacharis in the pond. My Question is, the comets keep swimming under the waterfall and try to jump up the waterfall (they are fine in other areas of the pond). Almost like they are in the wild and trying to swim upstream. Is this normal in a pond? Should I worry? Should I put some netting up so they can't jump out? I'm also worried that their little bodies are going to get battered under the fall... This is my first pond, I've had fish in the past indoors. Thank you.]
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Goldies in general like fast moving water, so you're right about them acting like they're jumping upstream. I'd be worried about them jumping out, but unless you use a fine mesh like that found in fish nets they may be more likely to get their fins tangled up in it. Of course some bird netting might be necessary anyway to keep them from becoming lunch even with the plant cover you've given them.

If there are calmer areas away from the falls they'll go to those spots when they need a rest. I figure they're just being like kids in a sprinkler. The water from the falls is providing all sorts of oxygenation which goldfish like.

I forget did you ever get a filter put in the pond? Hanging out by the falls may be a sign of poor water quality/circulation.

Do you have ammonia nitrIte and nitrAte readings for the pond?


Nice veggie patch btw .

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Yep sounds to me like the goldies are just being goldies!

Now that I think of it the squashes might offer some protection to the pond, especially if they're allowed to grow closer to the pond. Birds would be less likely to like the idea of sitting on the pond edge waiting for a bite !


Yep, I remember my mom telling me something about adding something to the soil to change teh color of hydrangeas but of course I didn't remember just be careful around the pond, don't want any runoff happening.


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