FISH POND TRAGEDY
AT Last! I thought the thaw is on and I can check up on the fish without getting dressed as if I was going to the Antartic!
When I looked thru the ice i saw one of my large fish floating! oh no I thought my oldest fish has died on me it was over 20 years old! then to my dismay I saw a couple of frogs, then another fish My grandson and I had to lift and shift the ice to get at the dead fish and frogs to try and let the living ones at least have a chance!
Ive lost the lot and now only have 2 fish left! I was afraid to take them out and realy wasnt sure what to do but I have no idea how long they have been dead as the pond was a nightmare and our temperatures were minus 15 last week!!
So we emptied the pond by approx half and put the filter back in for a few hours and refilled the pond with fresh water! I;m absolutely gutted!
Every night I would go down and fill a dish with boiling water to let the gasses out not sure if just the severe weather. or what. I do know that we had to literally “dig” the snow out of the pond one night as it had completely covered it!
We might have “shocked” the fish when doing that I dont know but I panicked when the snow had filled the pond i was sure the fish would not survive that yet they did and as I say were all living till yesterday. So as u can imagine that is how I spent my new year day !
- 2 Jan, 2011
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