Some of you probably remember that we raised some koi fishies from eggs last year that we took from our largest pond. We hatched them in a 10 gallon aquarium, then once they were about one inch long, we moved them to a 75 gallon aquarium. This is how they looked when they first went into the larger aquarium last summer:
This is what they look like now, approximately 9 months old:
We ended up with one Butterfly Koi baby, it is the creamy/yellow fish in the center:
Several of them are about 6 inches long now. Once the water in the ponds warms up to about 60 degrees and stays there, then these koi will get to go live in the pond. ( which will probably be about May )
Since the horrible earthquakes have hit Japan, we've been wondering how many of the famous koi farms have been destroyed. When the hard quakes hit several years ago, they lost many koi farms. Some families could not start up their businesses again. The losses were just too great. We hope and pray that all of the people and animals are staying safe.
We put our outdoor camera out by the ponds a week or so ago so that we could see if that darn mink was trying to get any of the koi again. Well, we haven't seen him yet, but we did see this villain:
Mr. Raccoon. Luckily he only stopped by for a drink of water. Then he was on his way.
So far I Butchy am still having some seizures. I had one yesterday afternoon. We're going to see how I do the remainder of the week and then decide about getting the blood serum test done next week. We thought I was on an improvement side of things, then the seizure hit. Bummer......
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie & Zeek