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Gemma. i'm looking forward to your reports on how your fish develop as they grow. It's very exciting when the colors get stronger and the fish get more dramatic looking. I haven't been too active here because of our Asia trip but will start posting more stuff on my blog on my goldfish pond blog. I have gotten very bit by the Koi bug. We will see how things develop in my pond this year. Good luck with your beautiful fish!!!
Thank you @CometKeith ! :)
I'm glad you plan on posting on your blog, believe it or not I learned a great deal from following your experience,
Can't wait to see those babies you get today!
 
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Thank you! :)
I'd never heard of A yellow goldfish but I guess they do exist.

I have a couple yellow goldfish in my pond. Bought them at William Trickers.

Not the best pictures but you can see the yellow compared to the orange fish.

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I was finally able to put plants in the plant pool of the new (unfinished) pond. Now they just need to grow.
I have : Taro, Umbrella Palm, Hyacinth, Iris, Pickle rush, Impatient, Hosta, Water Lily, Water Marigold, a Bengal Tiger Canna, Cardinal Lobelia, creeping Jenny and a bit of algae

In case I haven't said it, the pond cover is temporary, we will make it nicer once we're done fencing in the court...I can't believe it's been a year and this pond is still not done!
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That build is looking great!
Thank you!
Your water Lily are both coming along great, and they're special, cause I got'em from you
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It looks beautiful and soon it'll be lush ! I'm excited for you :)
Thank you!
Being the first year I really don't know what and if it's going to all work out, but my hopes are up, way up!
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The Heron has been stopping regularly even though it really can't get to the fish. It'd be great if it left me a few frogs
 
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This is the new aluminum extrusion frame that support the mesh! Now all we need to do is trim the mesh and put the capping stones in place

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Wow looks very nice @Gemma and a nice wall to go w/it!
Thank you! So now you know what was keeping me from being here...that wall has been a pain, but all it needs now is some paint and it was all worth it! It wraps all around the chicken coop, I plan on filling the court with pollinator's plants (thanks @mrsclem for the inspiration) :)
Thank you cas! :)
 
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Gemma, that is one of the most innovative garden fences I have ever seen! Especially that gate, wow! It all looks just great and well worth all the hard work. I wish I could see the fish better but I know you have to protect them.
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Gemma, that is one of the most innovative garden fences I have ever seen! Especially that gate, wow! It all looks just great and well worth all the hard work. I wish I could see the fish better but I know you have to protect them.
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Thanks @BarbO ! Those pics are taken from up on the deck, and yes without the mesh it would look nicer, but protecting my babies takes priority over looks. I love my koi!
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I will post up close pics of the fish, which is actually the reason I started this thread, so I can see how they change over time
 
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Me too don't really love my netting but if it keeps the fishy piggies safe that's what counts and so much peace of mind when I go away knowing they are safe
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Wow, your pond , walls and fencing literally knocked my socks off......gorgeous !!!
 
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Some pics of the koi (pay no attention to the spanning foam) ...so far the changes since Spring I noticed:
Glitter (Ochiba S.) totally changed color and is now silver and black with a white underside
Drake ( Kin Kikokuryu ) used to have yellow head and now it's white, still has yellow patches all over.
Gaia (largers Kin Kikokuryu) has a lot more black on the sides of her face. She's still working on rearing the damaged left fin, I can see it's growing back, I wonder how long it's going to take to complete the healing
Sky (Doitsu Kujaku) Has not grown a whole lot compare to the other fish, I'm thinking it's a male! The fins were white with a little yellow strick and now they're completely yellow
Bumblebee (Hi Utsuri) was yellow and black, now she (I think it's a she) is a nice red/orange and black stripped
All the other just grew in size, I don't notice any change in colors or patterns

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