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    cool, thanks everyone! Pet and awgaupp: I just realized that my pond is mostly shade... so I guess I can't have any carnivorous plants in there.

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    Careful, Devon, water hyacinth and water lettuce are really invasive. How do you keep the from covering the whole pond?
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    Those fish look like koi...so does that mean a lot of feeder fish are actually just the rejects from koi breeding?

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    I always thought of making one of these, but it seems like so much work. But they look really peaceful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chunkyhunks View Post
    Those fish look like koi...so does that mean a lot of feeder fish are actually just the rejects from koi breeding?
    Those fish are goldfish because they are devoid of whiskers. Feeders are usually goldfish, anyways.
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    Thanks for th comments everyone. And yes, they are very peaceful and actually aren't THAT much work... it's just the beggining of the pond and feeding the fish. (they need to be fed 3 times a day) Clue, to keep them from over-crowing our pond we just take them out. And yeah, I don't thinkk they would sell koi as feeder fish.. I think koi are expensive and koi get really big I think.

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    Is there a reason you need to feed the fish 3x a day? That sounds an awful lot to me. Pond fish have all kinds of nice algae, insects, mosquito larvae and natural food to munch on so there are alot of other things to eat throughout the day besides the prepared food you give them. Overfeeding isn't good for them, plus they end up wasting alot of food which just has to be cleaned out by the filter. When preparing them for winter I don't feed them once the temperature gets below 50 deg since their metabolism is too slow to handle processed food and it would kill them but they still munch on plenty of food in the pond and it is fine that they go without me feeding them for sometimes 6 months.

    Just wanted to check though since it sounded like you were making the pond even more work than it needs to be. Although feeding the fish is a fun part, just don't overdo it.

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    You might still try Utrics in there, Devon, despite the shadiness. U. gibba isn't hard to come across here on the forums and they can get along well without full sun. Just make sure to keep the fish away from them - build a little rock wall in the shallows or something. Otherwise, any Utric starts may become fish food.
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