Thursday, June 28, 2012

A sad day at the pond

I lost both my Koi







Here they are, Das Boot and Drizzt. Those two I had bought for a few dollars at the Pet store, as tiny little Koi babies several years ago. Both were swimming together, always staying close to each other. I did get attached to them over the years, they came when I tapped my foot at the side of the pond knowing there will be food. Drizzt loved halved zucchini slices and Das Boot pushed any other fish away when I threw in my other ponds' surplus of water snails.

Both where a good size already, I was always kidding, saying they would not fit in a frying pan any longer, healthy, beautiful Koi, always admired by visitors...


Two days ago I found Das Boot laying outside, he had jumped, and of course I found him too late. He is now buried by my rose Duchesse de Brabant.

That day and yesterday I noticed Drizzt hiding. I thought, who knows what fish think, and he will get over it sooner or later. But I asked my son to net him for me so I can make sure he is ok and not hiding due to an injury, but he seemed fine.

And this morning Drizzt is just gone.

A cat was in the yard, the dogs chased her away, but it sure looks like the cat ate him. There is no sign of him, not even a tiny scale anywhere.

So this leaves my Koi pond with Gator and Fred, the two new Koi I bought in March.

Hubby brought out the fruit tree netting and we will drape it over the pond. This should keep the fishing animal away.


what a sad day at the pond today!





11 comments:

  1. Evi es sind so wunderschöne Fische
    es tut mir so leid das sie gestorben sind
    sei nicht so traurig

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  2. Danke, und ja ich habe noch die beiden anderen. ist halt schon sehr schade, weil die beiden halt schon so gross waren.

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  3. so sorry.....I have a pond but i know if if put fish in the raccoon will eat them.......maybe it was a racoon...dont blame kitty

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  4. It is sad to hear about your fish. I don't have a pond, just a big pot with a rather sad water lily and 3 goldfish (their white cloud companions vanished mysteriously a few months back) and it just hasn't looked really good since then. Fingers crossed it will pick up in spring (September here).

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  5. so Sorry to hear about your Babies ... It sound like you have wonderful memories of Das Boot and Drizzt...Thank you for sharing with us...Big Garden Hugs to you xxxx

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  6. you are right Sharon, Drizzt was a big guy, probably too big for a cat. So we blocked off the gaps by the gates and we will leave the blocks up for at least 2 weeks. If it was a fish thief on foot, it will forget about our little pond.

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  7. sorry to hear your white clouds disappeared. Maybe a frog ate them?
    I stock up our ponds with rosies so the frogs won't bother the larger goldfish.

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  8. Thank you Chrissy. And yes, memories. I never thought to get attached to fish, but over time it sure happens.

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  9. Since I am so sad, DH said he will take me to 'Pondtastic Water Gardens' and I can pick out a couple of Koi babies.

    maybe I will find an orange/white and a white/golden like Das Boot and Drizzt.... I'll report :)

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  10. Sorry to hear about your Koi!:-(

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  11. Thank you Kristin,it's ok, this is Nature and not avoidable. Honestly, I thought those 2 koi being so large would be safe, but I was so wrong. We will leave the pond netted for a while in hopes the predator will forget about this pond.

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