New pond build

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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I've had my 8 comets for over 8 months and have not have any offspring. What are the chances that they are all male, female, or gay (;))?
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Wonder why my goldfish don't seem to be producing offspring anymore? I keep looking for babies but never see any. I see them spawning. Maybe they are just so good at eating all the eggs up. Kind of glad they don't have any as I have enough fish in the pond now, over 100 prolly!
     
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    Are they possibly more frisky in the spring?
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    What Spring? We don't get warm till July here :whistle:
     
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    could be they are eating them and the eggs .I had 30+ koi this year and the most I have ever had and still have 15 of them in the pond .$ of them are still all black .I lost some people who wanted fish to foreclosure or other stuff .
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    jw; I agree with your theory. Once I had 'a lot', I stopped seeing any babies, though I know they're still spawning. If you over feed your fish though, the odds for baby survival go up, so I limit what I give them in the spring. And seeing as to how they munched down a lot of my WL this spring, I can tell they have quite an appetite during that season!

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yep I think they are eating the eggs and tiny babies if any ever hatch. I feed them once a day but not too much.
     
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    I don't know how you guys do it in the cold climates. If I can't wear shorts year round I won't make it.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I love the break from hot weather, dear honey would be happier always hot!
     
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    I love the Fall, but I hate what comes after it...old man winter. I don't know how I wound up living in the Pocono Mountains, but it's my homestead now, and I'll probably never leave.
     
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    I got used to it!..I use the cold time to fantasize about what I will do the upcoming Spring...I call it my "meditating time"! smlaughing3.gif
    Kinda like the way I feel! Yes the winter is long and cold, but I feel at home here, I wouldn't want to live anywhere else!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    We had such a great dry, warm Summer this year and I do hate to see it go but our Fall's and Winters are usually pretty mild so not much sub zero stuff. One winter it did get to 6 below. All ours and 4 other neighbors pipes froze inside all along the outside wall of our garages! Fixed that problem now, no thanks to the builder. All he would have had to do was put the pipe insulation around the pipe inside the garages.
     
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    There is something relaxing about winter. I don't love the cold weather, but the snow is pretty when we have it. And I do appreciate the time to focus on some indoor projects that pile up when I'm busy outside the other three seasons. Plus I use the down time to plan and prepare for the first signs of spring!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yep they say Lazy days of Summer but hey they don't know what they are talking about.............Winter is lazy time..........no weeding, no mowing, no nothing, well maybe we might get a little snow to shovel for an hour but the rest is just walking in the rain and visiting friends and family................oh forgot about cleaning the house........yuck!
     
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