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Old Sunday 27th July 2008, 16:32
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hehe, well it'd fit in here! Though we don't have rabbits anymore our other neighbour still has several!
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Old Sunday 27th July 2008, 19:12
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Our pond Goldfish don't seem to breed either. Though they used to. We have 18 in our pond. now, we did have 20+ but the Heron had a few.
Glad you have some baby fish Msmum & from only 4 adults too. That is very good.
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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 13:18
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ordinary gold fish Kits! but I like your sense of humor.
perhaps we should study some old manuscripts and see if we can find any rabbit fish! could be somewhere around the map a mundi near the 'Here be sea monsters' do you think.
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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 13:50
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OMG OMG OMG! *Kits bounces round the room with excitement!*

Rabbitfish exist!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbitfish

and thanks to Google images ...
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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 14:05
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well done KIts I am speachless! ...............
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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 16:29
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That is quite a good result.
We have had quite a lot of baby fish this year but only a few survived, as they get eaten by their elders (sorry but they are cannibals). It is usually the black ones that survive as they can hide better and the nice orangy ones that get eaten. Once they have reached a certain size, they are safe. OH told me that fish can change their sex, so if the need arises some of your males/females may change.
We lost 4 of the bright red/white ones to the heron this year. Silly me took the trip-lines off.
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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 16:32
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Great googling there Kits!

Chris - the four babies are in fact black at this point - it was only because they stirred up the gunk on the bottom that they were initially noticed - after that we could see them in the water, but did have to look for them!

Our first batch of fish were taken by the heron also (a few years ago now) so we didn't have any for a while. Heron has obviously found new waters, as these four adults have been safely in the pond for the past two years.
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Old Tuesday 29th July 2008, 23:25
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Got loads of little black ones.
Don't know where they came from but think it was the aqatic plants I bought a few weeks ago. Must have had spawn on the roots.
Also got some leaches so assume they were from the same source.
The goldfish are frisky(?) so guess the mating urge is on.
Will keep you updated.
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Old Wednesday 30th July 2008, 11:56
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Got loads of little black ones.
Don't know where they came from but think it was the aqatic plants I bought a few weeks ago. Must have had spawn on the roots.
Also got some leaches so assume they were from the same source.
The goldfish are frisky(?) so guess the mating urge is on.
Will keep you updated.
That sounds quite late. Must be alot colder where you are. Our goldfish had their mad season in April.
The leeches can also come through visiting birds.
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Old Wednesday 30th July 2008, 13:21
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I think Lakercapt had snow in April! and the top of the fishpond was likely still frozen - but I remember photos being posted of an April snowfall....and it wasn't light!
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