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Mystery fish!

my mum passed away just over a year ago and we inherited her eight pond gold fish.  One by one they disappeared and this year only two large fan tail ones have re appeared.  (I think a heron had the restimage)

anyway today I have spotted two little gold fish about inch and half long, possibly babies from the fan Tails? And then three large grey/brown/b/dark ones about 3 to 4 inches long!!! Where have they come from and what are they?!!!

im still in shock image

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857

    Maybe they had babies last year? Mild winter and they have survived to grow.

     I started with ten babies, lost four and ended up with hundreds.   The major frost some years ago finished the lot off, and I have never restocked.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,106

    GOLDFISH ARE QUITE KEEN TO BREED. WE HAD ABOUT FORTY FRY IN OUR POND THIS SPRING. THE WATERBOATMEN AND LARGE DRAGONFLY LARVAE ATE QUITE A LOT OF THEM. THE REMAINING ONES, ABOUT A DOZEN, HAVE GROWN FROM AN INCH TO THREE INCHES IN LENGTH IN ABOUT FOUR MONTHS.

    THEY BEGIN LIFE AS BROWN BODIED AND GRADUALLY TURN GOLD AS THEY GET OLDER.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Shall I get Dove to sit down and read the "how babies are made" book to you? ;) 

    Congratulations you're a grandma!

  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,543

    Thank you all for info image

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