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Last Updated: 1/21/16

Photos of Fish in Robyn's Ponds

Fish:

Spring 2015
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Spring 2007
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Summer 2006
Spring 2006
Winter 2005/2006
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Fall 2004
Summer 2004
Spring 2004
Winter 2003/2004
Summer 2003
Spring 2003
Summer 2002
Winter 2001/2002
Fall 2001
Summer 2001
Spring 2001
2000
1999
1998

For more general information on these photos, see my pond pictures page index.

Note that photos of the ponds that also happen to show fish are not usually shown on this page so check out the other pages for more fish photos.

Fish

Spring 2015:

Here are my koi, orfe, and goldfish on 4/12/15:
Nikita (bottom), Colin (left), Alex (middle), and Riley (right) - also two orfe and a bunch of goldfish.
Nikita and an orfe.
Riley and an orfe.

Spring 2014:

I took a lot of photos of the big pond fish on 4/10/14. I had four koi and two orfe as well as lots of goldfish. I will not point out below which are which.
1800 gallon pond facing southwest.
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Winter 2014:

Pond fish on 2/23/14. There are two orfe at the top. White koi, Colin, and Alex are on the right.

Summer 2013:

Here are some photos of the big pond, koi, orfe, and goldfish on 7/28/13:
1800 Gallon Pond and Fish including all four koi from a distance
1800 Gallon Pond and Fish including all three of the koi from a distance
1800 Gallon Fish - goldfish and three of the koi - Nikita at the top right, Alex in the middle, and Riley at the bottom right

Spring 2013:

From 5/18/13, fish (mostly goldfish) in the 1800 gallon pond being fed:
Pond fish - koi Riley on the right
Pond fish - koi Nikita on the bottom
Pond fish - koi Colin on the right (the biggest fish) and koi Alex at the left bottom

Three goldfish on 5/28/13 with cloudy water in a 10 gallon tank on the day of release to the 1800 gallon pond

From 4/14/13:
Pond fish. Colin (big white koi) is in the middle. On the right is Riley (platinum koi) next to the larger orfe. Koi Alex is at the top with the two smaller orfe. Koi Nikita is obscured in the bubbles.

Summer 2012:

On 6/29/12, a derecho hit. The power went out. The oxygen went down. I took these photos the next day, 6/30/12. One of my two large orfe was dying and then did.
Dying orfe under the Cyprio filter (power was out)
Dead orfe with ruler, right side, 18 inches long
Dead orfe with ruler, left side.

Spring 2012:

Pond fish including Colin at the upper left and Nikita and Riley at the bottom, two orfe at the top, and goldfish.

These photos from 5/3/12 show my poor, dead koi Maggie.
Maggie - entire right side, with ruler
Maggie - right side of her head
Maggie - strange scale on her chest that looks like an extra fin
Maggie - protruding vent; you can see her internal bacterial infection that ruptured her vent
Maggie - entire left side
Maggie - entire left side, with ruler
Maggie - left underside, shows where two scales came off and a bacterial lesion
Maggie - underside of her head with barbels

Here are photos of the three new koi on 4/4/12 when I moved them to the 1800 gallon pond.
Alex (top left), Nikita (top right), and Riley (bottom) in the basement pond before I went to catch them.
Nikita (right), Alex (left), and Riley (top) in a bucket, ready to move.
Nikita (bottom), Alex (middle), and Riley (top) in a bucket, ready to move.

1800 gallon pond fish - Maggie and Colin (huge koi), orfe, and goldfish, on 3/18/12. This may be the last photo of poor Maggie (the huge orange koi).

From 3/6/12:
1800 gallon pond fish - I marked my koi Colin and Maggie as well as the shubunkin who is hard to see and one of the orfe.
Sick goldfish - this guy was the reason I was using the MelaFix, and guess what? He has recovered!

Summer 2011:

Here are photos of my three new koi taken on 9/25/11 (the day that I got them)
Alex, Riley, and Nikita left to right.
Alex, Nikita, and Riley left to right.
Riley, Nikita, and Alex left to right.

These horrible photos are from 8/14/11 when my koi, Kojak, died. Please do not view them if dead fish bother you.
Dead Kojak - right side, shows he was 17" long.
Dead Kojak - left side with ruler; you can see the sudden onset septicemia and dropsy on his stomach.
Dead Kojak - top view; note the gash at the beginning of his dorsal (back) fin that is gray from infection. The hole is too large and too sudden (definitely not there more than three days previous) for it not to be due to a physical injury.
Dead Kojak - another top view of the damage. Note that the fin there was ripped off which makes me think he got stuck in the plastic black heron hiding box and scraped his back and fin trying to get out. Dropsy is visible at the bottom of the photo.
Dead Kojak - his beautiful head; he has lost his metallic color, and his eyes are clouded over but otherwise, he was still beautiful to me.

My brother took these photos of my pond fish in the Summer of 2011. These photos were taken sometime in July perhaps, before Kojak died in August. Colin, Maggie, and Kojak were my koi at the time.
Pond fish - Colin (upper left), orfe (bottom left), and goldfish
Pond fish - orfe (top), Kojak (bottom right), and goldfish
Pond fish - Colin (middle), orfe (top), and goldfish
Pond fish - Colin (middle), Kojak (bottom left), and goldfish
Pond fish - Colin (top) and Kojak (bottom)
Pond fish - wider view, Maggie (left), Colin (top), Kojak (right), two orfe, and goldfish
Pond fish - Colin, Maggie, Kojak, two orfe, and goldfish are all in there; you find them!
Pond fish - Maggie, Colin, Kojak, and goldfish

Fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 6/26/11. Maggie (orange koi, top middle), Colin (white koi, top middle), Kojak (koi, bottom left), and the two largest orfe (upper right) are all there as are many of the goldfish.

Spring 2011:

These photos are of the dead sunburst goldfish on 6/3/11 with a ruler:
Dead sunburst goldfish - right side
Dead sunburst goldfish - left side

Dead goldish - right side, 5/26/11. The poor fish was in the middle of changing color. The fish was going from brown/gray/blah/natural to orange and white. The dark spots almost look like a disease but they are not. The common goldfish was 7.5" long and the fourth victim of a die off that spring.
Dead goldfish - left side, 5/26/11.

Sick fish - one of the dying fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 5/21/11. You can see the white film on this goldfish. The white thing is the tubing coming out of the main pump.

Eight new fish - six sunburst goldfish (although one was white instead) and two orfe on the day that I got them, 4/28/11.
Eight new fish - six sunburst goldfish (although one was white instead) and two orfe on the day that I got them, 4/28/11.

Two koi and goldfish - Colin, Maggie (top), and 13 goldfish; taken 4/3/11

Fall 2010:

These photos are from 9/26/10 when I put the full net on the pond. I took photos of the big pond after the half net was off but before I put on the full net:
1800 gallon pond fish - the three koi are towards the left; the two orfe are at the top; the rest are goldfish.
1800 gallon pond fish - the two largest koi (Maggie and Colin) are to the upper left; the smaller koi (Kojak) is in the middle; one orfe is at the top middle; one orfe is at the right middle; the rest are goldfish.
1800 gallon pond fish - Colin is on the left; Kojak is in the middle; the rest are goldfish.
1800 gallon pond fish - Maggie and Colin are to the upper left; Kojak is in the middle (hard to see); the two orfe are on the right; the rest are goldfish.
1800 gallon pond fish - Kojak is in the upper right; one orfe is at the upper right; one orfe is at the very top in the middle (cut off); the rest are goldfish.
Kojak

Summer 2010:

Dead goldfish - 13.5" female comet with distended abdomen next to ruler; the black stuff is just dirt, 7/21/10.
Dead goldfish - another view, 7/21/10.

Spring 2010:

I took these photos in a small glass bowl of the one shubunkin and four bitterlings (only three in the bowl; I got the other one later) on 5/5/10 before releasing them from the 50 gallon indoor pond to the 1800 gallon outdoor pond. At least one of the bitterlings had red and was pretty colorful. Unfortunately, the photos are not in focus.
Shubunkin - right side
Shubunkin - left side
Three bitterlings - side view
Three bitterlings - side view
Three bitterlings - top view

I took these photos on 4/11/10. You can see my three koi (Maggie who is huge and orange, Colin who is huge and white, and Kojak who is metallic) and the three orfe in most of the photos as well as tons of goldfish.
1800 gallon pond and fish
1800 gallon pond fish
1800 gallon pond fish
1800 gallon pond fish - my nearly- invisible dark shubunkin is just to the left and above Kojak in this photo.

Winter 2010:

On 3/7/10, I removed three dead fish from my 1800 gallon pond. I did not take a photo of the dead white goldfish but here are the poor koi and orfe that died that winter.
Dead Mac 2 - 3/7/10; warning, this koi is partially decomposed.

Warning - the orfe is partially decomposed as it was unreachable for about a month after dying due to the net being frozen in four feet of snow. You can see how deep bodied orfe are.
Dead orfe with ruler, side view.
Dead orfe top view.

Fall 2009:

I ordered four bitterlings and two shubunkins which arrived on 10/24/09 and were put in to my 50 gallon basement pond. In the photos, they are in the water they came in which includes some blue stuff.
Three Bitterlings
Two Shubunkins
Two Shubunkins

Spring 2009:

Here are two photos of my koi, Kojak, in the bucket the day I moved him (4/18/09) from the basement pond to the 1800 gallon pond:
Kojak
Kojak

These photos from 4/12/09 show the pond fish at the best time of the year (clear water, no plants). Maggie and Colin are my two big koi. After the first few photos, I assume you can figure out which fish are the koi and which are the orfe. There are goldfish in all photos.
Pond fish from a distance, facing southwest.
Pond fish - Maggie and Colin at the upper right and the two largest orfe at the bottom right
Pond fish - Colin is at the upper right with Maggie below him; the two largest orfe are at the bottom right.
Pond fish
Pond fish
Pond fish - close-up of Maggie at the top, Collin in the middle, and the two big orfe at the bottom right.

Fall 2008:

These photos were taken 10/5/08 when the net was off the 1800 gallon pond.
Pond fish - Colin (koi) and an orfe are at the top; the rest are goldfish.
Pond fish - Colin (white koi) in the middle, Maggie's (orange koi) head to the right, an orfe, and goldfish.
Pond fish - Colin (white koi) on the right, Maggie at the top, an orfe on the left, and goldfish.

Summer 2008:

On 9/3/08, I took this photo which showed three of the rosy red minnows in the 153 gallon pond after I fed them. I can see the minnows on my home computer but not at work (too dark) so you may or may not be able to make them out.
Three rosy red minnows

Summer 2007:

I was in the pond on 6/24/07 and took this photo of the fish.
Pond fish - my big koi, Maggie, is in the middle. The two big orfe are at the top of the photo. One of the baby orfe is below the big orfe on the right. The rest are goldfish. I count parts of 18 goldfish.
Close-up of Maggie from the previous photo which also shows a close-up of the baby orfe and seven goldfish.

Pond fish under the pond net on 6/23/07. You can see mostly goldfish. An orfe is in the upper left of the photo, and another is on the bottom right but harder to see. My koi, Colin (white) and Maggie (orange, just her rear can be seen) are at the top right of the photo. You can also see the floating island of impatiens.

Spring 2007:

I had a goldfish with large tumors on its head that mostly laid on the bottom for the last year of its life. I finally found the poor guy deceased on 6/10/07. I took photos to show the tumors which felt hard. The tumors were more white when he was alive. Note that he had been dead a few days so if you do not like to look at dead animals, please do not click on the photos below.
Dead goldfish with tumors
Dead goldfish with tumors - close-up

Three new orfe still in the bag on 5/11/07. One is in mid gasp!
Three new orfe and bullfrog tadpole (view above the bag) on 5/11/07 before release.
Three new orfe and bullfrog tadpole (view above the bag) on 5/11/07 before release.

Pond fish being fed on 4/29/07. You can see the floating pond pellets and Cheerios. My two koi, Maggie (orange) and Colin (white) can be seen in the middle. One of the orfe can be seen on the far left. The rest of the fish are goldfish. There is a net over this part of the pond.

From the 153 gallon pond cleaning on 3/29/07:
Two crane flies, a green frog tadpole, and a baby rosy red minnow in the bucket.
Two crane flies, a green frog tadpole, and a baby rosy red minnow in the bucket.
Dead male Southern redbelly dace - I was super sad to find him. I took his photo because, even in death, he was gorgeous.
Rosy red minnows - 6 adults, 6 babies in the bucket.
Rosy red minnows - 6 adults, 6 babies in the bucket.

Winter 2007:

On 3/15/07, I found a dead 3" male rosy red minnow floating in my 153 gallon pond. I think the raccoon beat him up, he escaped, and he later died. You can see that he is bruised. Here is the photo.

Pond fish on 1/6/07. All of my three orfe and two koi are in the photo with most of the goldfish. There is a net over the water.
Orfe - this is a close-up of the orfe in the previous photo.

Summer 2006:

Pond fish on 9/24/06. Maggie and Colin are at the upper left. The rest are goldfish.
Pond fish on 9/24/06. My two koi (Maggie and Colin) are marked as are a few goldfish, my upside-down orfe, and a healthy orfe.

Sick orfe - this is my orfe that has been upside down for months. He/she is also now becoming anorexic. This was taken on 8/31/06.

My only remaining fancy goldfish in my 1800 gallon pond died on 7/4/06. This 7.5" female fantail (maybe part oranda) was orange and white. You can read more about her in my August 2006 newsletter (not on-line until August). Here are two photos.
Dead fantail - right side with ruler.
Dead fantail - left side.

Spring 2006:

Pond fish with the net pulled back on 4/30/06. This photo is labeled. The labels are black and hard to see but I marked two orfe (left and top), my koi Colin (right), my koi Maggie (top), my one fantail (bottom middle), and my big black goldfish who is turning orange (bottom right). The rest of the fish are various goldfish.

Pond fish under the net on 4/19/06. They are mostly goldfish. My koi, Colin, is at the bottom with algae growing on him. Two of my orfe are on the far right.
Maggie - my big koi Maggie under the net on 4/19/06. She was feeling under the weather with a few infected patches on her back.

Winter 2005/2006:

Pond fish under the net on 12/11/05. You can see my koi, Maggie, as well as some of the orfe and goldfish.
Pond fish under the net on 12/11/05. Maggie is there again as is one of orfe who has a bent spine.

Summer 2005:

On 8/14/05, one of my 18" golden orfe was found stranded in the shallow area of the waterfall following a power outage on a hot day with a plant-covered pond. He probably was trying to jump to get some oxygen. So, here are rare photos of a big orfe out of water. He was a beauty. I was very upset. I am sure the other three big orfe miss him.
Orfe - left side.
Orfe - right side
Orfe - top view. This is how I was used to seeing him. The orfe was much deeper bodied than I thought. From the top, the orfe look really skinny and have those black dots. But, from the sides, he almost looks like a goldfish.

Spring 2005:

Fish under the net on 5/27/05. Most are goldfish but all four orfe and one of my koi (Colin) are in the photo (can you find them? Two orfe are near the bottom of the photo.).
Fish under the net on 5/27/05. I see three of my orfe and both of my koi in this more distant photo.

Winter 2005:

Dead goldfish from my 1800 gallon pond on 2/22/05. This 10" mostly white probably female goldfish with red on her tail and red lipstick was pulled from my pond twice that day by the heron. He/she stripped some scales off the front end of the fish but most likely, this poor last of the big goldfish in my pond died from being out of water too long. I guess the heron could not swallow her. Read more about this in my March newsletter (on-line by 3/12/05).
Fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 1/9/05. The two koi, Maggie and Colin, and the orfe are marked, semi-close-up.
Fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 1/9/05, farther away.

Fall 2004:

Four fantails in a small bowl for photos. The fish were added to the 20 gallon indoor tub pond on 11/5/04 after this photo was taken. The far left fish is a calico fantail. The upper right fish was a chocolate telescope-eyed fantail but he got sucked into the filter and died the first night (I fixed the problem). The other two fish are orange and white fantails. The fish are only about an inch long so very young.
Red and white fantail close-up, 11/5/04. This is a close-up of one of the above fish.

Summer 2004:

Jack - top view, dead 14" female comet that I bought in 1996 on 9/1/04.
Jack - right side view, 9/1/04.
Jack - left side view, scales may appear injured but it is just the reflection from the light on the camcorder (which also does digital photos), 9/1/04.

Spring 2004:

Male red shiner - left side, 3/29/04.
Male red shiner - left side, same fish, 3/29/04.
Male red shiner - right side, same fish, 3/29/04.
Female red shiner - left side, 3/29/04.
Female red shiner - left side, same fish, 3/29/04.
Southern redbelly dace - right side, 3/29/04.
Southern redbelly dace - right side, same fish, 3/29/04.
Rosy red minnows - male on bottom front, female in the back, 3/29/04.
Rosy red minnows - two females (not the same individual as previous female), 3/29/04.

Winter 2003/2004:

These eight photos were all taken on 12/28/03 because the pond was warm and free of ice, the water was clear, and there is no cover so this is the best time to get good fish photos!

Pond fish - close-up of Colin (a koi), orfe, and goldfish.
Pond fish - far away view of my two koi (Maggie and Colin), orfe, and goldfish.
Orfe close-up - with medium goldfish for comparison.
Orfe close-up
Pond fish - far away with orfe (bottom), Maggie, Colin, goldfish, and a reflection of the house on the water.
Orfe close-up
Maggie - my big butterfly koi
Pond fish - Maggie (previous photo is a close-up of this digital photo) with eight goldfish.

Summer 2003:

Paradise Fish on 6/13/03 before going into the 20 gallon mosaic pond. The male is on the top, and the female is on the bottom (not a reflection). To see more photos of them taken once they were brought inside for the season, see my paradise fish page.

Spring 2003:

Rosy red minnows being transferred from my basement pond to my 153 gallon pond on 4/12/03. The large fish in the front is a mature male.
Rosy red minnows being transferred from my basement pond to my 153 gallon pond on 4/12/03. This photo was taken a few seconds apart from the last one so the fish have moved a little. The large fish in the front is a mature male.
Guppies being transferred from the basement pond to the mosaic pond out front on 4/12/03. This is a female (bottom) and male (top).
Guppies being moved on 4/12/03. This shows two females.
Southern redbelly dace on 4/2/03 during 153 gallon pond cleaning when he was removed and then photographed in a glass bowl. Isn't he a beauty?!
Male red shiner (I think) on 4/2/03 during 153 gallon pond cleaning.
Female red shiner (I think) on 4/2/03 during 153 gallon pond cleaning.
Goldfish in the process of changing color in the 1800 gallon pond in April of 2003.
Pond Fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 3/23/03. The fish made it after the worst winter in 100 years! Along the bottom from left to right are an orfe, Colin (koi), and Maggie (koi). The rest are mostly goldfish. You can see the waterfall, pump intake with floss at the top of the photo, and the house is reflected in the water, distorting the view.

Summer 2002:

Pond Fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 8/1/02. The photo shows mostly goldfish but there is one orfe.
Dead comet found in 1800 gallon pond, 7/5/02. This 9" red and white comet female was found in the pond dead. She was full of roe (eggs). There were no obvious injuries or signs of anything wrong with her aside from her agape mouth and the fact that she was dead. Apparently, she went into the shallows to spawn on this 95 degree F day and got stuck out of water and suffocated.
Southern redbelly dace on 3/29/02. I finally developed and scanned this photo of two male Southern redbelly dace and one unknown fish on 5/26/03 taken 14 months earlier when cleaning the 153 gallon pond.

Winter 2001/2002:

Pond fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 3/9/02; Maggie (koi) is at the bottom. An orfe is also in the photo.
Pond fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 12/26/01. The two koi and some orfe can be seen among the many goldfish.
Pond fish in the 1800 gallon pond on 12/26/01. Arrows mark the two koi and two of the four orfe in this photo where they are among the goldfish.

Fall 2001:

Hurt goldfish, right side, deep wound at top, 10/29/01.
Hurt goldfish, left side, minor wounds, injured gill cover, torn tail, 10/29/01.
This fish was removed from my 1800 gallon pond and put into a 5 gallon tank for treatment after being severely injured. She looks like someone ran a cheese grater over her. See the health page case studies for more detailed information.

Basketball goldfish taken 10/14/01, tummy down. This 8-inch fish is dead from a long-term medical problem. See the health page case studies for more detailed information. I suspect the fish, which grew slowly over a few years, had a kidney malfunction. She was a regular comet, not a fancy goldfish!
Basketball goldfish taken 10/14/01, tummy up. This is another view of the above dead fish.

Summer 2001:

Koi - June 2001, Maggie (orange butterfly koi) on top, Colin (white butterfly koi) on bottom, shubunkin goldfish on right.
Orfe - June 2001.

Early Spring 2001:

Pond Fish - 4/30/01, three orfe on the left, two koi in the middle
Pond Fish - 3/25/01, some orfe at the top, two koi on far right
Pond Fish - 3/25/01, three orfe at the top, my two koi bunched in the middle of all those goldfish!
Pond Fish - 3/25/01, it looks like a trillion fish!

2000:

For June of 2000, I took a series of photos which show many fish. See here for the feeding sequence. The fish are marked right on the photos. If you want me to identify any particular fish, e-mail me.

Female fathead minnow - okay, so she is in my 20 gallon tank but this is a closeup taken 9/4/00.

1999:

Lots of fish - from near the top to the bottom are included two koi (Maggie and Colin in the upper left), three orfe, Remmy (large black koi in the middle), tons of goldfish and rosy red minnows, and a black moor at the bottom, 2/20/99. If you want to know what a specific fish is, e-mail me.

Lots of fish - mostly goldfish, 2/20/99.

Lots of fish - Remmy (koi at bottom left with orange head), lots of goldfish, two large golden orfe (bottom right), two small orfe (top right), 2/20/99.

1998:

Rosy red minnows - rosy red minnows gathered near the pump in late October, 1998. My mother's reflection can be seen. A few bits of salvinia can be seen floating.

Pond fish at feeding hole, 9/6/98. You must see this one! Below is the key for the numbers next to the plants and animals. These are but a few of my pond animals that come to feed.

1 = common goldfish, orange with white fins
2 = Maggie, metallic orange with some black, butterfly koi
3 = common goldfish, orange with white fins
4 = common goldfish, orange with white fins
5 = fantail goldfish, orange with white fins
6 = comet goldfish, orange and white
7 = comet goldfish, orange with white fins
8 = sarassa comet, orange and white
9 = Remmy, black and orange butterfly koi, about one foot long (died 3/21/99)
10 = common goldfish, orange with white fins
11 = shubunkin goldfish
12 = goldfish (looks like a blob to me)
13 = yellow primrose creeper
14 = water hyacinth
15 = albata lily pads
16 = salvinia (it covered the entire surface of the pond except this feeding hole)
Ones I forgot: Below #11 and to the right of #12 is Bunky, the baby shubunkin, born in the pond; below Remmy and to the right of Bunky are a few orange blobs which are some rosy red minnows; and to the right of fish #3 and above fish #4 is a baby golden orfe!


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