My pond is around 10 years old and had spent a fortune on kois over the years. At first it was not netted and so the herons feasted on them.
We netted it and lost most of it when we lost power on one of a severe storm and so 4-5 years ago i bought 100 babies regular and butterflies and over 30 grew to be beautiful and colorful!!
Some of them were over 20 inches.
We had a storm 2 days ago and last night the pump was running but this morning the power tripped and when I went to feed them this AM a lot were floating. You should have seen me, I ran inside to summon my husband that there is no electricity and that most of my kois are dead!!.
He was nice enough to take the dead ones out before leaving for golf.
It is like losing a pet animal. Do i need to start all over again, buy babies or buy big ones?
What do you do with the dead ones?
My heart is breaking and shed few tears. They were my babies!!!