New fish

New fish has been brought home from Petsway

New fish is a Sarasa comet, and it’s a real beauty. Body length is two inches or so, not including the tail. It’s white with a large splash of brilliant read on it’s head. I bought this fish to keep the Koi company. The other fish want nothing to do with it, and it seems to be pining for the moor

Yes, the two have bonded, and are hanging out together. This fish was alone in a tank next to the Koi, and the Koi seemed fascinated by it. When it was removed from the tank, the small school became very upset. I think my Koi remembers it. It obviously remembers the Koi. They seemed to be old friends

Sarasa Comet

I really hate pet shop chains. Independently owned shops are a different story…in most cases. I always leave feeling depressed. The feeder tanks were filled with some very attractive comets. When I made it known that I felt bad for them, my daughter, unaware, said they’re just feeder fish. She had no idea they were baby commons and comets; that if given an opportunity would grow into magnificent creatures. When I think of small fish being eaten in the wild, it doesn’t bother me; nature taking its course, but in captivity, it doesn’t have a chance; unfair play

Petsway heartless

Attached photo is fuzzy of the Sarasa, due to the fact the fish are in a tub. I’ll get a better shot when the fish are being moved back into the stock, which may be another month or two. The tank is outdoors in the sun, and is already getting a thin layer of algae on the bottom. I’ve been adding old tub water to it. Hoping the pump will compete the cycle as well. I pulled all my pumps because they wouldn’t fit in the tub; lost a lot of friendly bugs

By | 2019-04-01T13:48:49-05:00 May 7th, 2017|Categories: Default Category, Goldfish Koi Chat|

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  1. Venus May 21, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Common goldfish don’t grow any faster than fancy fish, nor do they grow larger. If you remember my big white fantail and my old comet, they both were the same age, and pretty much the same weight. The comet was a little longer in body than the fancy, but the fancy was a little fatter to make up the difference. They were both whoppers at the age of 13

  2. Venus May 21, 2017 at 7:09 am

    Found a home for the Koi. I talked it over with the boys, and we all agreed it would be happier in a pond. It was much too rambunctious for the tub. We all live in fear of it leaping out of the tub, and it’s going to be a few months before the stock tank is set up. Our favorite Asian restaurant has a Koi pond indoors. If any of you remember, the owner went on a salt rampage, and killed several fish. I’ve got her off the salt now, and so far so good

    She’s down to three Koi now, and was delighted to have the small Koi. The best thing about it, the boys can visit the Koi frequently, and I’ll keep an eye on the water conditions. It’s a big relief

    The Sarassa has two new friends to keep it company; two small comets. I don’t like referring to them as feeder fish. One looks just like the sarassa, and one is the expected orange, like my old comet; my first fish. Everyone seems happy. The fish and the boys

  3. Cricket May 17, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Comets, as you know, get huge, too. I can definitely see an outdoor pond in your future!

    Why are outdoor ponds easier? How much of the work does mother nature do?

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