We have a large Koi pond and the bees use it for a water source, honestly I have never seen a koi go after a bee dead or alive. Thd bees fall in the water swim to the water lilies get out and dry off and the fish dont seem to be the least intrested
That’s what happens in my bee/koi pond, too. Although my bees don't swim too well.We have a large Koi pond and the bees use it for a water source, honestly I have never seen a koi go after a bee dead or alive. Thd bees fall in the water swim to the water lilies get out and dry off and the fish dont seem to be the least intrested
Koi are much harder to keep than Comets and other goldfish varieties...Koi have some specific environmental needs and the pond has to be deeper, too, if there is any kind of winter where one lives. The comets/shebunkins/etc., are very hardy fish and will grow quite large, too. The size of the pond determines how big they get. Ours tend to stop at about 10" during the 6-8 years they seem to sometimes individually live. They also reproduce and can self-sustain the "school"...we add a few new ones every couple of years to keep genetic diversity. Most of ours at this point are clearly combinations of comets and shebunkins since they interbreed and pass color and physical attributes.Thanks,
I got 2 koi and 4 goldfish about 2 weeks ago but both koi died. I think the alge bloom that went on in my tank got the koi, but the goldfish are still going ok. I may just get more goldfish since they are cheaper, atleast until I figure out how to keep the fish alive and keep the algae under control
They are often very dark when young and "generally" they lose most of the black in favor of the orange within a year or so. We do have one, however, who has decided to be a "black" fish into adulthood. That one is hard to see most of the time!off topic - The black/dark goldfish blend in with the black inside of the pot really well and I did not see them until they came up for the food.
Agree....they are basically Comets and will grow to the size that your pond can support as I noted above. We started with the feeder fish in 2005 and their descendants are still going strong! They are hardy, require little feedings...it's more of a "treat" for them and they will actually beg for it...and don't require as deep of a pond as Koi do for overwintering.Feeder goldfish are the best! 27 cents each, and they grow big and gaudy no matter how neglected.