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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Baby goldies in the winter?

So summer is over soon and I have a batch of baby goldfish in the pond.
They range from 1-3 inches. The mom and dad sadly disappeared
probably due to predation. That's why the eggs had a chance to
develop to be honest. The adults wintered fine but wondering if the
babies can winter.

ps. Should I cull the brown goldfish? They haven't developed any coloring
like their siblings.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 11:04 PM
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in my opinion and from keeping fancy expensive goldfish in the past. they should be ok. tho some will die.

coloration varies from goldfish to goldfish some show colors faster then others. u should be culling deform ones. with crooked spines,extra tail, hard time swimming etc...
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They will be just fine over winter as long as the top of the pond doesn't freeze solid. And as far a culling the brown ones I would wait because those brown ones will turn gold with time. I have ones that were gold that turned all white. It's comletely normal for comets(I'm assuming this is what you have) to change colors.

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Thanks. They are shubukins. If the stay brown I think they'll outlive their siblings since they're harder to see. The colorful ones are easy targets.

Too bad the adults are gone. They were beautiful.

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Ya, Sadly my Goldfish slowly got picked off till I had none left

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I'm going to have to redesign and put up my motion sensor scare-crow again.
I had lights that would turn on when I critter comes by the pond but it became a problem it'd wake me up at night. I guess the ultrasonic blast should be enough.

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Have you tried installing medium gauge netting above the pond (provided its small enough)... even a partial cover would offer safety

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Yeah, I put netting up mostly during the fall to protect it from leaves. Having a net on all the time defeats the purpose of a pond I think

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