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I am having problems with my Koi and catfish uprooting my plants and scattering the planting media on the bottom of my ponds. I have heard about cat litter being used. Has anyone any experience with this?
Try the egg rock over your lily pots. It should be too heavy for your fish to move. Also, I have seen where some people have put a coated wire mesh type of thing over their lily pots.
My understanding is the koi are after the clay in the waterlily soil and the plain cat litter. I too plant my waterlilies in pea gravel with the egg rock over the top. I don't really have a lot of issues with my koi uprooting my lilies.
thanks Carolyn. I have river rock that is worn round that I was using. I am thinking of taking out the lilies in the fall and trying to overwinter in the garage in bags. I have to reduce the stuff in my pond over winter to make it healthier for the fish -- they have such a long dormant period and I am fighting low oxygen. Am going to readdress the aerator idea this year, as well as a small running 'falls' maybe 6" drop from a 2.5" house. Will probably just freeze over but might riffle the water when ti hits.
I'll bet your yorkie poo is a cutie. I have a cat bigger than that, but she weighs twice what she should weigh. When we have to go to the vet, they always say something to me about her weight. Try as I might though, it is not something that will change. I can get a few pounds off her and then if/when we go away, she eats everything in sight and puts on more.