Frozen, and They Seem So Happy!
December 14, 2016 4:11pm CST
I just looked outside at our koi pond. It has ice on it, which developed overnight. We have a bubbler on so it never freezes completely over, and this allows the fish to get some oxygen. But it froze quickly and that makes for clear ice. And I can see my little fish chasing each other around in the pond. After the warmth of the autumn but before the ice forms we see the fish go dormant and they all stay near the bottom of the pond and don't swim much. Today they have woken up from their pre-winter naps and are having a ball out there. Its nice that the ice formed so quickly so that we can still keep an eye on them. Now if the snow will just hold off, because that will cover up our view!
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• Marion, Kansas
I have never heard anyone say their fish looked happy before, but I like the thought. I have always heard that they were greedy and hungry. I have fond memories of my grandmother having a fish pond. We threw oatmeal to the fish in the mornings, uncooked, of course. I am sure plenty of bugs and plant life found its way to the pond as well.
Ours are always out there playing and having fun, in the summer time they will splash the surface of the water with their tailfins, its quite comical. I've never thought about feeding our fish anything but the little pellet-like food that I get in bulk form. Our pond attracts frogs as well, and once we had a turtle wander in and stay for a few days.
Every season, as the water changes, so do their colours and their activity levels, and it amazes us to watch them. They must love all of the weather except for the really hot weather because they are so active every time of the year except in the real heat.