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Got in some new goldfish for the pond!

 

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That's a gorgeous picture!

Pretty fishes too! Did you order them online somewhere?
 

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That's a gorgeous picture!

Pretty fishes too! Did you order them online somewhere?

I got them from a goldfish farm in Utah :) The owner's son hand-picked them for me. I asked for fish that would look nice when viewed from above (since these are going into the pond). I asked if they would be interested in an article on the web site so you may be seeing more from them here...
 

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Beautiful fish Bnut
Makes me want to go out and go out and start digging a fish pond. I’ve been trying to talk the wife into one after seeing a really cool sphere shaped field stone fountain/bubbler at the Boston Flower show many years ago. Her argument has always been since we live on a brook we don’t need one, but I think I’m wearing her down.
If you don’t mind me asking, what would one expect to pay for that bucket of fish? The main reason I ask is because we have a heron rookery nearby, with 50 or so trees that contain multiple nests in each one.
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Nice ryukins. I used to have some similar fish. They will get big in an outdoor pond. I used to have one that got bigger than my fist. He was so fat he could barely swim
 

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If you don’t mind me asking, what would one expect to pay for that bucket of fish? The main reason I ask is because we have a heron rookery nearby, with 50 or so trees that contain multiple nests in each one.

These go into a koi pond that has vertical walls and is 5' deep. I don't have MANY bird problems... usually the deep water, lack of clear flight paths in and out, and dogs in the backyard reduce the risk.

Those 10 fish cost me $185 delivered. About 40% of that was the cost of the packaging and shipping. I can't find large fish like that around here for less than $20... and in some cases more than that. And they aren't close to the quality.
 
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