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Gypsy Fish 31 March 2015

Our pond has, apparently spontaneously, generated two goldfish. With images; cc-by-sa on everything.

Actually, we're told, they probably arrived as eggs on some waterweed we got in to clear the water a bit; without any other fish in there to eat them, they got a chance to grow up. They started fairly tiny last May:

but by August one of them had matured enough to go orange:

and, having made it through the worst of the winter, they're now quite large:

I've pushed the contrast to make the smaller fish, which is still black, more visible against the reflections:

(And that is why they don't paint submarines orange.)

The point of getting the free-standing tank, where the original goldfish now live, was that this pond was prone to leak suddenly, and we didn't want to have to face a Fish Emergency. Now we have fish in it again. It hasn't leaked since, crossed fingers…

  1. Posted by Dr Bob at 12:54pm on 02 April 2015

    Spontaneous fish generation! :-) My goldfish have outgrown their tank (the 2 oldest are about 14 years old) and I've been in desperate search of a pond for them. Hopefully the friend of a friend can take them when the weather warms up.

    Or perhaps I could teach them to teleport into other people's ponds! :-)

  2. Posted by RogerBW at 03:04pm on 02 April 2015

    Congratulations on keeping them alive. Our oldest and biggest fish (who have their own outdoor tank) are about seven years old now.

    (I think in their own tiny minds they are probably Vicious Guard Fish.)

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