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  1. Somethin' Fishy

    June 2020 Photo of the Month - Flowers

    Sorry @Mmathis, I don't. I've had it for many years. I dug it up when we moved from our previous house and transplanted it here. I wish I had waited to take the picture, because it bloomed out with even larger flowers later. Almost dinner plate sized!
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    First attempt at a large pond

    A lovely oasis @Telion .
  3. Somethin' Fishy

    Post your yard and pond visitors

    A little screech owl using the screech owl box for his day roost today. Hope we can get a pair in there this year.
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    OK, Bear. Now What?

    Here in this area of the south east (western N.C., east T.N., and north GA), there is a high density of black bears. Wildlife agencies in this area are well aware of the bear density and its proximity to human settlement and activity, and the impact on both. These agencies are staffed with...
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    OK, Bear. Now What?

    Lights and sprinklers aren't going to work. Being that this is a black bear located in the south east U.S. -- SAFE hazing with noise can be helpful as long as you can do it from someplace safe and secure, and the method of noise making isn't hazardous to the bear or people and structures that...
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    OK, Bear. Now What?

    You could try to contact your state agency for wildlife management in your area and let them know about the bear's multiple visits. If the bear is, or becomes, especially bold or shows aggressive behavior, wildlife management will probably kill it. They probably won't trap the bear and relocate...
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    Buyer beware!

    UPDATE: Only after the BBB contacted this company did they finally call me. They only partially admitted to sending me the incorrect plants, still blaming their supplier. They e-mailed me a picture of some different plants to send me, but those too were not dwarf varieties. The guy was...
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    Our new winter pond

    Thanks everyone. I just feel like such a bad mom! I put that plant in there so they could have some cover, and to provide some micro goodies for them to eat until they were big enough to take other foods. **Sigh** So lesson learned the hard way. I think if I ever happen to spy and catch fry...
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    Our new winter pond

    ....and this morning the last fry passed away. :cry: I think my mistake was using a plant from our outdoor water garden in their tank, and that there may have been aquatic parasites that did them in. When I found the body of the last one it looked like there was something attached to it.
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    Our new winter pond

    Sad day.... Last night I watched the three fry, active, and swarming to me for food (which I can't believe that they learned to associate me with food so quickly!). And this morning, I only found ONE baby in the tank! The arrangement is such that they can't jump out, and there is no...
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    Our new winter pond

    FRY I.D. - I am now convinced that our fry aren't from the plant shipment... I was watching them yesterday, through the magnifying glass, and they behave EXACTLY like my celestial pearl danios. They chase each other and square off, circling each other and quivering, just like the adults! So...
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    Buyer beware!

    Filled a dispute on PayPal, (as well as reporting them to the BBB), and so far not a single word out of them.
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    Buyer beware!

    Only have the one nano aquarium, and I don't think its a plant that would overwinter in our pond in our zone.
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    Buyer beware!

    I thought I would share my experience with Aquarium Plants (dot com) here on the forum, because they offer pond plants as well as aquarium plants. My recent order involved aquarium plants.... Among the items I ordered was Anubias barteri var. Nana, which is a dwarf variety. But what I...
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    Our new winter pond

    Well.... Ordered some anacharis and anubias nana petite, along with a couple other varieties, from Aquatic Arts, but unfortunately the rest of what they sent was garbage. So I ordered some plants elsewhere.... I ordered some bronze crypts, dwarf sag., a coffeefolia, and some anubias nana. The...
  16. Somethin' Fishy

    Post your yard and pond visitors

    One of our visitors today. Makes me wish I had washed my windows so I could have gotten a clearer picture!
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    December 2019 Photo of the Month - Your local scenery

    Lost Creek Falls near Sparta, TN
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    Our new winter pond

    TANK UPDATE: BABIES! As I was feeding the fish this morning I caught sight of a tiny little fishy fry! Then another, then another.... So I got the turkey baster and suctioned them up and put them in their own container. It will be interesting if they grow and develop, because I can't say...
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    Our new winter pond

    Thank you Addy :-)
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