Foam on the pond from using Potassium Permanganate in the middle
pond. Five small koi and 1 Chinese hi-fin banded shark live in
the middle pond.
View of the lower pond from the deck. Plant shelf in the lower
pond. The plants are in plant stands to keep them even with
the top of the water so that the koi don't destroy them. "Thor" a
male koi is 36 inches! Sunny is 26 years old this past spring
of 2010. Sunny's daughter is Sparkle Plenty has really long
fins. Cali is a Ki Utsuri, black and yellow. Zorro is a
black butterfly, the longest fins of any butterfly I have ever seen.
Utsee is Rich's koi a Hi Utsuri.
At the lower pond still with Cleopatra who is now Cleo because he
turned out to be male. He is a white leather, no scales. He
feels like fine leather. Patches, leather was a Showa.
Now she is a Shiro Utsuri. Darter is a Kujaku
Side of the lower pond. Water coming over the waterfall in the
lower pond. Tropical plants winter in the greenhouse and them
the pots are moved to sides of the pond and decks. Maples,
October Sunset were 3' tall in 2000 and are now 30 to 40' tall.
Filter box hides the 20,000 gallon bubble bead filter and pump.
Path on the other side of the lower pond. Mandevilla pots and
Dutchman's Pipe pot. Potted Gardenia in 25 gallon pot.
Upper water fall from the middle pond leads to the bottom pond
Waterfall from the stream bed to the middle pond. If you look
closely, you can see the Chinese hi-fin banded shark feeding on the
soaked and mashed Sho Koi food on the bottom of the pond. The
five koi share the food with the shark. The once were 2 inch
babies were added to the middle pond to keep the snails off of my