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PostSubject: Started adding fish to the new pond   Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:27 pm

Started adding fish to the new pond. They have been in the QT for 6 month barely fed. My babies suffered and dont look so good because of that...but lets hope they will recover and look better soon.
As I add them I will take pictures.
Let me know what You think.
so far I added some small fish I bought for resale ar R10 each so I see if the water is OK.
Added one showa from Sakai , showa from yamazaki, and a gin rin shiro a present from james. and my huge karashigoi...but did not take pictures.
Now I took some pictures. The gin rin showa is a present from James bred by him.
This are the cheap ones I put for testing the water.


This is the showa from James.


My kujaku had a white head but now is skin and bones and from the hard water head has gone gray.
Also it has gone light in colour.

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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:41 pm

I read you can soften the water by putting peat moss in it. Can anyone verify that. and

If you do soften the water will the fish recover and clean up it's appearance?

I use clay for my pond but I don't know if that softens water, it's suppose to add minerals to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:00 pm

koigal50 wrote:
I read you can soften the water by putting peat moss in it. Can anyone verify that. and

If you do soften the water will the fish recover and clean up it's appearance?

I use clay for my pond but I don't know if that softens water, it's suppose to add minerals to it.
Darling I can not find peat moss here and it is cumbersome...Will have to live with it.
My kujaku looks terrible but there is not much I can do.
It was very nice when I bought it, but it changed. Conditions of keeping the fish matters a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:53 am

First pictures from the window....Yuppy! I am a happy girl. I enjoyed watching them so much!
the window is 120cm long and 60cm high.






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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:53 am

looking good Neli......the fish you added in are decent looking fish!

Show us some aerial shots!
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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:28 pm

Cliff wrote:
looking good Neli......the fish you added in are decent looking fish!

Show us some aerial shots!
Cliff Darling, I tried to put in the most rubbish fish first, according to my judgement...I am still scared to put the best.
Aerial shots???? Of the fish? U can not see them from the top...The water is deep and green. I have not put yet the shed on top. Need to put the UV also. Still a lot to do, but will get there one of this days.
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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:46 pm

Smile Hi Neli ,

Ur pond looking good. Very Happy

You are almost finish Very Happy

I love the window where the kois are.


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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:06 pm

Q,
I love the window too. Lots of fun watching them. But still lots to do.
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PostSubject: RE:   Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:13 pm

Peat Moss will also lower your PH a lot, you must be very careful when using it on koi.
(Actually, i don't think using peat moss on koi is a good idea.)

Normally, people who keep Discus fish will use peat moss to lower the PH and make the water softer to make the Discus breed.
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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:58 pm

sas wrote:
Peat Moss will also lower your PH a lot, you must be very careful when using it on koi.
(Actually, i don't think using peat moss on koi is a good idea.)

Normally, people who keep Discus fish will use peat moss to lower the PH and make the water softer to make the Discus breed.
Hi SAS,
I have always kept my fish in this PH and they are OK. Chris said not to mess with the PH.
And I cant get peat moss here.
I added some more fish today:








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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:04 am

Hi Neli
Pond looking good, you are getting there slowly but surely. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:41 pm

Thanks Tommy. At list some babies are in now, and can start cycling it.
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PostSubject: Added some more fish today.   Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:12 am

I like pretty fish. At list I have some colour in the pond now. None of my fish are show quality but still let me know what You think.
My marudo kikokuryu or kujaku??? Doitsu.
It has the best body I think.
Marudo or Oya koi farm Forgot.

My Takahashi showa.


My yamazaki platinum

and yamazaki long fin.



And Hiroi goshiki

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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:35 am

Those were pictures of the individual fish I put in the pond, and this are the fishes in the pond.






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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:28 am

Looking Good Neli Very Happy

Some very nice kois Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:59 am

Great stuff!

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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:46 am

Thanks Q,
I have not taken pictures of the best ones, I am putting them in last.
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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:05 pm

Hi Auntie Neli, So will this still take a long time now..... Basketball Basketball Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:06 pm

You know you only have 3 years left then you are a 100 years old, so make it happen before that time. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:49 pm

Miya Oki Koi wrote:
You know you only have 3 years left then you are a 100 years old, so make it happen before that time. lol!
Hi Tommy,
Then you should call me granny. He he he! Knotty boy!
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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Hi Neli:

Looks great. I do love doitsu, they are so smooth.

Thanks for posting. Love koi pics.

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PostSubject: Re: Started adding fish to the new pond   Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:14 pm

Thanks Darling!
They are always by the window! I love watching them.
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