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    GW strikes again .

    My main pond got to 52 F . I think that is the coldest. Because I have it covered I can't yet see if any Danios made it . They may have been in it continuously about 10 years ; they breed each summer.

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    Did your Danios pull through?

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    Danios and black mollies made it . But , I suffocated my 2 largest Koi ( about 20 " ). I put Styrofoam panels ( cut up fish boxes) on about 85% of the pond surface in the coldest weather. I take them off when the air temp gets near 60F . I thought enough oxygen would get in the 15% open area. 2 smaller Koi and other fish were good.

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    Giant danio fry are already one inch long (June 3 ). I did not look until today. I guess they were laid or layed the first week of May.

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    awesome!
    Guppies:
    Hi-fin pepper Cory's, Black Cory's, Long Fin Golden Aneus, Swordtails, some lyretail(RREA's, Red, Albino Koi, Red & Gold Tux), Different types of BN plecos(albino, calico, long fin, blue eyed short & long fin)
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    I delayed Too long , cold front Oct 15. I am losing faith in Global Warming, been reading about it for 40 years and we still get unusual cold spells. Pond is still 70F so I covered most of it with Styrofoam. I still hope to get some of the hundreds of danios out soon.

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    i brought in maybe 250 mbuna today.usually make it to the 1st week in Nov.

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    Iíve got hundreds of guppies to pull out of my garden pond. Full of plants so Iím not sure how many fish I can get out without making a huge mess. 🤔

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    I finally got out about 200 danios on Oct 31. I was surprised to find some very small ones, about 3/4 " long , like needles. Apparently they keep spawning all year if the temperature is OK. I guess I pulled out 1/3 of the total. I stopped when the heavy rain started although I was waist deep in the pond. A problem was the water lily roots had bound together the 6 " pine straw mat in the bottom; Because of health reasons I have not cleaned it for a few years.

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