kato age two

Norbert Dentrasangle - RIP

We were sad and shocked to find Norbert floating on the top of the pond this afternoon. We haven't seen the fish since early December apart from a fleeting glimpse a few days ago. There wasn't a mark on him, no fungus, no discoloration - we have been checking the pond for ice and clearing out any floating debris. Norbert was such a strong healthy looking fish even after the way we discovered him couped up and neglected in the bizarre brick water feature. Hopefully he found the last months of his life were full of freedom, fun and company.

Worried about Eddy Stobart now, our one remaining fish. If Eddy has gone then perhaps we will rethink having a pond - we only rennovated the pond becuase we found the orphan Norbert. Fishkeeping is an emotional, complex affair.
I have fish, that I keep in a large half wooden barrel in the garden, Winter can be a risky time, happily mine still seem to be feeding in the milder weather.
re: Norbert Dentrasangle - RIP
(Anonymous)
This is sad its true but probably what you need come the Spring is 5 or 6 nice, young, home reared fish ...
Re: Norbert Dentrasangle - RIP
"come the Spring is 5 or 6 nice, young, home reared fish ..."

Heh! But how we are going to get them here? Can they be posted?

Eddy Stobart our one remaining fish appeared today. Hope he is going to be OK. hippy reckoned he looked well and unflawed. But then so did Norbert :-(
Re: Norbert Dentrasangle - RIP
(Anonymous)
They would be chauffeur-driven to their new abode.
Re: Norbert Dentrasangle - RIP
(Anonymous)
Ah, I see it all now. What a big pond you have.

You would be the human claiming to be a small insect with wings, chauffeur driver of a lovely old Renault Savannah.

Them that aint busy dying are busy being born.
--
Norbert (the Ghost).
Re: Norbert Dentrasangle - RIP
(Anonymous)
Yes indeed! Also with some exceptionally beautiful and well behaved young fish (and matching dog) that will be looking for new homes in a few months (but not the dog). Sadly driving a Laguna these days but it will be adequate for fish transportation.