Taxi sits guard over Peaches & Cream

Taxi with Peaches & Cream

Our Kois, the bright yellow Taxi is on top, Peaches & Cream is feeding underneath.

12 days after spring cleaning the pond, we can see all the way to the bottom, the sediment has finally settled. All the rain this past week gave the pond it’s oxygen naturally, I had no need to run the waterfall pump which clouds the water by churning up the sediment.

Now that the water is clear, I can accurately count 2010’s inventory:

  • 3 Kois (yellow, white & silver)
  • 38 Goldfish (gold;)
  • 2 Shubunkin Goldfish (multicolored & black)

That’s enough fish for the pond, which holds about 1,700 gallons of water. Were it not for the amount of Goldfish, the Kois would grow larger, but they’d be lonelier I think. When I see them all schooled together, happily swimming in unison, I couldn’t imagine less fish.

Down here all the fish is happy
As off through the waves they roll
The fish on the land ain’t happy
They sad ‘cause they in their bowl