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01 August, 2008

Ponds & Fish

 

Back Goldfish Pond

  The backyard goldfish pond was the first pond I put in. I absolutely love having it! It attracts a lot of toads and frogs. Consequently I have many tadpoles throughout the year. I have video of them in the player below.  If we get a lot of rain I have to clear out the vegetation around the pond because it starts to grow into the pond and it generally makes a mess. The pond used to have more trees around it to give it shade - hibiscus and mango - but Hurricane Wilma in October 2005 wiped them out. I was surprised the mango tree did not make a comeback although it tried a few times. It eventually died, quite unfortunately. 

  I see a lot of dragonflies and butterflies around the pond as they come to light on the flowers. Its really neat to watch! I have tree frogs that live in the elephant ear plants around the pond. I'll try to get a good picture of one hiding in the plant. Its way cool how they live in the bottom of stems of the leaves.

  Update March 2007:  The back pond has been visited by a great blue heron and the little darling ate all my goldfish! Please visit the locals page to view the pictures and and read the story!  So now I just have rosy red minnows in the pond, a few goldfish fry and two plecostomus.  Plecostomus come from South America and are truly warm weather fish so if it gets into the high 30s here it could kill them. I have lost a few to the cold over the years. But I love having them as they are truly cool fish to watch eat the algae, which is so necessary in south Florida!  

 

 

 

 

Click on Playlist to view the  fourteen movies of the back goldfish pond. Mind you these were taken over the years and before the great blue heron found a "free buffet" at Diane's Zoo!

These are pictures of the pond and the fish

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Cloes up of the pond

The vegetation around the pond changes depending on how much we rain we get.

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Here are more pictures of the pond area and the fish.

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View from the patio

I love to see the pond as I walk off of the patio into the yard.

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Totally too cool for words spiders and their intricate and gorgeous webs!

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Spider webs above the pond!

I love the fact I have spiders that spin beautiful webs above the water.

 I hope that you enjoyed the pictures and video on this page!

 

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