Yesterday I was out trimming lilypads & spent blooms. I thought that while there was a lot of room I would video a few goldfish. The first video is of the slow but fancy ‘Panda Telescopes’, or ‘Panda Moors’. Black and white color give them the panda name, and the eyes that bulge outward are [...]
Pond Megastore along with many other websites now offer Japanese Imported Koi like the following to homeowners and landscapers/pondscapers.
Our first video Blog, the goldfish can help you with some ideas on Herons and other pond preadators to keep goldfish and koi safe!
By far the easiest way to keep a pond clean is by having a skimmer as part if not all of your filtration. There are many inferior skimmers out there. Atlantic made some very flimsey skimmers a few years ago and though I know they have improved there are better ones on the market. Two [...]
A telescoped eyed goldfish that is Black. Black Moors (Carassius auratus), are very similar to telescope goldfish. They are extremely hardy and can overwinter outdoors easily, even in the north. Black and White Moors are called Panda Moors. The vision of black moors are supposedly very poor. Feed little as they are prone to overeating [...]
This first picture is just for fun. I promise to stop writing about the cold every week, maybe if it goes away I will forget about it? Now - I promised you the water garden Easter eggs, right? Suprise! Some of you love them, some of you are put off by them. Frogs and Toads. Both friendly [...]
Shubunkins are sold everywhere and are very popular. Basically a calico colored goldfish, similar to the regular comet, they are very hardy and cold tolerant. Their tails are often flowing and long ,when mature. I find people trying to find “longtail” shubunkins when it is not very easy to tell what their tail will be [...]
Orandas are another fancy-tail – fantail goldfish characterized by a raspberry like hood or growth on its forehead area known also as a “wen”. Originally from China and Japan, these fantails have very little hump to their backs. Probably the most popular “cute” or “cuddly” looking goldfish. Sometimes they seem to have a sweet [...]
Bubble eye goldfish “suihogan” in Japan, originated in China. These goldfish are possibly a funny sight or perhaps a sad sight. Well developed sacs of air seem to impair some line of sight for the fish though it is said they are not affected I would tend to worry about predators sneaking up on this guy outside [...]
What causes algae blooms? Sometimes natural causes, runoff of nutrients from around the pond after a storm or rain. Most common culprit of Algae blooms is the pond owner him or her self.