I was not aware Macropodus opercularis can overwinter outside here. Do you have experience of this Gill? I have M. ocellatus which overwinters and breeds outside without any problems but they come from colder regions than opercularis.Have a look at Paradise Fish and Heterandria Formosa and Rice Fish.
They stay smallish and look great and can overwinter,
Have tried them in a Barrell Pond in the past and they did well. I did wrap the pond with bubble wrap over winter.I was not aware Macropodus opercularis can overwinter outside here. Do you have experience of this Gill? I have M. ocellatus which overwinters and breeds outside without any problems but they come from colder regions than opercularis.
Really nice, just keeps getting betterTime for a update the first photo was taken on 13th June 2020.
The water level had dropped a lot it it was even lower about a week before, I had to top it up with tap water that I had left in the water trough for 2 weeks before using it.
I let the grass grow long around the edge of the pond to see how it looked but in the end it just got to long so I cut it back.
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This photo I took this morning 5-6 weeks later then the above photo.
I have no issues with the pond the water has got clearer and have not had any blanket weed problems.
Had lots of baby frogs around the pond and lawn.
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Water lily has flowered today more buds can be seen under the water. I can not see any buds on the other lily yet.
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Maybe you'll have to move to the burbsLovely pond, wish I had a garden now!!
You need one of these...Beautiful! My family would have shot me if I was to build a pond in the garden vs a swimming pool.
There were a lot of people looking at the windows of our <"local estate agents"> the other day, while not knowing exactly where they came from <"London would be my guess"> for a lot of them.now that we all work from home I guess we can live anywhere
Is there a place with constant sunny weather and a lovely sandy beach?
Strangely enough Corsham has been referred to as <"Cornwall in the Cotswolds">, but both "constantly sunny" and "a lovely sandy beach" might be pushing it a bit.constant sunny weather and a lovely sandy beach?