All Things Gardening forum: Anybody familiar with pond fish?

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Nov 15, 2012 8:49 AM CST
This summer in my pond I had:
1 fancy tail gold fish
1 comet
1 shubunkin

When I went to catch them to put in the pond in the basement I found a couple dozen baby fish. Blinking
How? and who? Confused

Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Nov 15, 2012 10:07 AM CST
Might give them a shout out over here:

http://garden.org/forums/view/ponds/
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Shannon
Nov 15, 2012 10:19 AM CST
Most all goldfish ( carp ) can interbreed.. You might be supprised at what the babies turn out to look like
My sister had Black Moors interbreed with her Subunkins and they were some differnet looking Kids LOL
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Horntoad
Nov 15, 2012 11:05 AM CST
Shannon said:Most all goldfish ( carp ) can interbreed.. You might be supprised at what the babies turn out to look like
My sister had Black Moors interbreed with her Subunkins and they were some differnet looking Kids LOL


Yep, Sarassas, Ryunkins, Lionheads, Moors, Shubinkins etc. are all just "goldfish" with fancy name for each different attribute.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 15, 2012 12:06 PM CST
Carp-which your fish are are cold water fish and can live through a cold winter, hibernating at the bottom. As long as your pond is at least 3 feet deep they should be OK. Here's my disclaimer, IDK about ice. Assuming your pond has or will freeze over I only assume carp will survive. But the babies?? IDK? November here in Texas is the time to clean out ponds. Our fish are already hibernating and I never see them. If you want to move them indoors, I'd say do it now...before it snows. I have Koi, Shubunkin,. comets and an undetermined amount of babies.

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threegardeners
Nov 15, 2012 1:03 PM CST
my outside pond is only about 18 inches deep. They'd never survive a Canadian winter...which is why I have a pond in the basement...stays about 60 down there and they go dormant.
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mcash70
Nov 15, 2012 2:10 PM CST
Lee Anne, that's pretty cool to be surprised with baby fish. Hurray! Will the bigger fish eat the babies? Crying
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woofie
Nov 18, 2012 5:41 PM CST
Ewwww, maybe the babies should go into a different tank? Be kind of cool to get a chance to see how they grow up. Smiling
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threegardeners
Nov 18, 2012 5:54 PM CST
We've got the baby fish up here in an aquarium...all safe and sound Big Grin Lovey dubby
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mcash70
Nov 18, 2012 6:06 PM CST
threegardeners said:We've got the baby fish up here in an aquarium...all safe and sound Big Grin Lovey dubby


Great, you will be able to watch them grow, how cool. Photos please, if possible. Green Grin!
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threegardeners
Nov 20, 2012 5:09 PM CST
Pictures Smiling ain't they just the cutest little things?
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mcash70
Nov 20, 2012 5:42 PM CST
Yes, they are cute, and I love kitty checking them out. Smiling
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woofie
Nov 20, 2012 10:40 PM CST
Hee hee, that first picture reminded me of this. With apologies to the original author (one of my classmates in high school, but I don't remember who) and I'm sure I left out part of it:

It's been several days since I've been fed
My keepers don't care if I'm living or dead
There's no one to talk to and nothing to do
I look out the window at the same old view

I circle my cage, going round and round
I search for escape where none's to be found
My fatal beauty was my only sin
It got me into the fix I'm in

Then suddenly I freeze in dread!
A huge furry claw is overhead!
If this terrible monster has his wish
I'll certainly be one dead goldfish!

Big Grin
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threegardeners
Nov 21, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Lovey dubby
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Shannon
Nov 21, 2012 8:21 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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mcash70
Nov 21, 2012 10:07 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!

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