Still can't see the fishies.


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Hallo,
I have always had tons of plants floating in the one pond for fish to hide under from predators.
These koi have always been shy, but at least I saw them when feeding.
After the Heron attack none of the koi come out from under the plants and rocks anymore, not even when feeding.
(Why do I have fish when I can't see them)
My question to you:
leave things the way they are
or
remove all hiding possibilities and maybe take the koi to a shrink for anxiety sessions?
 
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give them time, my fish (not koi) hid when the green heron came, hid when the gbh came, hid after winter for a few weeks, but then stabilized, now come running to the center of the deep end when they see me. That is where I feed them to keep them from liking the edge of the pond.
 

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Good idea about feeding them in the center of the pond! :lamp5:

Never thought of that and I will have to try to put that into practise! ;)
:goldfish:

I don't try to get them to hand feed, rather they be out in the center, they now know that is where food rains down!
 
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Yeah, but it takes half the summer for them to re emerge.
not these piglet goldies. Their hiding from the prey bird last a day, maybe two.
 
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