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He was a big one. Got him in the spring of 1998 along with 11 others. I
had a fisherman neighbor tell me "He'd go 12 - 14 pounds." when he
visited my pond for the first time a couple of years ago.

Purchased these Koi from Kenco in Rhode Island and had them flown into
the Little Rock airport where I picked them up. They were only 3 - 4
inches in length. I hadn't lost a Koi since 1999.

I noticed yesterday that he'd developed a black spot on his back behind
his dorsal fin. It didn't appear infected when I looked him over before
burying him near a dogwood in the back yard.

Hope this isn't a trend. I lost 4 large goldfish in a short period of
time last spring and never pinpointed what was going. I did initiate
water changes and didn't lose another the rest of the season.

Saw the GBH again this am so I'm reluctant to take off the netting
covering the pond. Hope I don't have to deal with another yellow bellied
water snake taking up residence this year. So far, no raccoons.

What's a ponder to do?! sigh


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On Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:22:24 EST, JB wrote:

He was a big one. Got him in the spring of 1998 along with 11 others. I
had a fisherman neighbor tell me "He'd go 12 - 14 pounds." when he
visited my pond for the first time a couple of years ago.

Purchased these Koi from Kenco in Rhode Island and had them flown into
the Little Rock airport where I picked them up. They were only 3 - 4
inches in length. I hadn't lost a Koi since 1999.

I noticed yesterday that he'd developed a black spot on his back behind
his dorsal fin. It didn't appear infected when I looked him over before
burying him near a dogwood in the back yard.

Hope this isn't a trend. I lost 4 large goldfish in a short period of
time last spring and never pinpointed what was going. I did initiate
water changes and didn't lose another the rest of the season.

Saw the GBH again this am so I'm reluctant to take off the netting
covering the pond. Hope I don't have to deal with another yellow bellied
water snake taking up residence this year. So far, no raccoons.

What's a ponder to do?! sigh


Sorry for you loss, JB.

Kenco.... been a while since I heard that business name. Seems to me he had
to give it up, divorce I believe is what did him in?

I only have one left that I got from a long-ago business here in town. He
could get the most gorgeous butterfly koi. Now I'd have to travel to find
such or order them in, which I'm just not willing to risk. ~ jan

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On Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:32:15 EST, wrote:

Here is my pond this winter 2011 with new cover, tent, etc. I have a big aerator
sitting in the heated garage (so I dont have to hear it), the air is piped into a 1
foot sintered glass airstone in the pond.
http://weloveteaching.com/mypond/win...011winter.html
Ingrid


Ingrid, that looks totally awesome. I assume one of those framed windows
over the pond must have hinges so you can open it up and view the fish or
feed them? ~ jan
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