the other morning I was going to feed the rabbits when I hear this crashing coming from the fish pond... a Blue Heron ....now this bird has been around for yrs and yrs and has never even came to check out my fish, UNTIL the other morning!!! now all of my fish are wallymart specials at about 58 cents each, but they were about 6 - 7 inches long and I've had them for about 5 yrs, and one was/is a shubunkin and cost me about $9 at the pet shop... they even laid eggs this yr!
I thought I lost all the fish.. I went to have a look and all I could see was the fish bits in the bottom... boy was I pissed!! after work I went back to the pond and found about 5 or 6 fish... mostly orange ones but also 1 whiteish now my shubunkin was mostly white so I'm hoping that he's still in there... there is loads of algae in the pond which helped to save these fish, and really now I think isn't all that bad.
DJ helped me to put the chicken wire across the top of the pond and is now our Blue Heron prevention program..lol
The fish are still in there hiding mode, so It'll take a few days or more for me to know actually how many are left, but some of their eggs made it into the filter and are growing up in there, I'll have to scoop them so I can have fish next yr!