Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The last feeding of the pond fish this year! Fall is coming on here now and the leaves will be dropping into the pond.

I fed them for the last time today until Spring is here again. I put a plastic cover loosely over the pond now to protect it from the falling leaves. These are just two fish that I caught with camera today coming up to feed in our pond.

6 Comments:

Blogger Unknown!!! said...

OOOgh..so many pics...actually was very busy all these days never checked any blogs..i liked the full moon pic...and jengibre's eyes pic...u have an animal farm at ur house i guess..:))

9:27 AM  
Blogger Furkids In Hong Kong said...

Yep, and don't forget the snake!

Eeek!

10:55 AM  
Blogger Amstaffie said...

That's really cool that you have a pond with fish! But I have a question, because I don't know anything about it... & I think it's interesting...

Why not feed them until Spring again? Won't they get hungry?

4:04 PM  
Blogger Faira said...

amstaffie, When water temperatures go below 50 degrees in the pond, it is time to stop feeding the Pond fish. The fish are not capable of proper digestion in cold water and the food can decay and rot in their system, sending bacteria into their bloodstreams and killing them.

The reason I cover the pond with mesh is to keep the leaves from falling in the pond and remaining there over the winter. The leaves as they decay take oxygen from the water and if the pond freezes over the fish have less or no oxygen. After all the leaves have fallen I remove the mesh cover.

5:11 AM  
Blogger Amstaffie said...

That's really interesting about the pond fish. Thanx for telling me... I learned something new!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Sam I Am said...

you are a busy lady .always doing something new . Love the pic, what a nice pond .Can I come and stay with you LOL have a nice day .

8:34 PM  

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