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    Quote Originally Posted by helge View Post
    I'm gay, man
    ...yes, already noted from your posts...

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    ....and still not consulting locals, who may have had experience in what and what not to do.

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    ^ The locals first advised me that the pond didn't need lining, so for a couple of years I had a muddy swamp at the water table.

    I would love to find a knowledgeable local who could give some worthwhile advice.

    Any locals I've talked to have no knowledge of a lined pond. They have natural ponds that are drained once a year to catch all the (small) fish, and then the pond refills and the cycle starts again. My set up is completely different and needs a sustainable solution with a high density of fish. I must admit that I've found the average Thai's knowledge of their own natural history to be absolutely shocking, hence why all of our original plants were eaten by fish... not one local advised that that would happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    .yes, already noted from your posts...
    During the lockdown, I went overboard planting daffodils in the garden. Too much really.

    Some bypassers gave their approval

    My mates just wriggled their wrist

    No offence meant if you are gay

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    ^ Just curious... what month do the daffs come out in Denmark?

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    March, I think

    But we had a bit of morning frost all the way into May.

    Not good for the Apples

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    I caught a nice 1.2kg pla siwai in the pond today, along with a pla nin. It didn't half fight well... look at the width of that powerful tail.

    Cup (and feet) for scale...



    These are really strange, prehistoric looking fish.



    I've been promised pla siwai red curry this weekend... but I think I'll keep a Fray Bentos on standby.

    The pla nin goes to Dan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I caught a nice 1.2kg pla siwai in the pond today, along with a pla nin. It didn't half fight well... look at the width of that powerful tail.

    Cup (and feet) for scale...



    These are really strange, prehistoric looking fish.



    I've been promised pla siwai red curry this weekend... but I think I'll keep a Fray Bentos on standby.

    The pla nin goes to Dan!
    Damn I'm jealous of that dog.

    :-))

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    ^ She'll be force fed a pla nin and milk smoothie in the morning, using a syringe to fire it down her throat.

    I don't see why you can't share in the experience, Shutree?

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    Breakfast in bed....

    That syringe thing is reminiscent of a night out in New Orleans, back before the flood. The details are a bit hazy. Shots of some kind, I believe.

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    Mendip, the foot on the right side of photo appears to be swollen compared to other foot.

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    Happened to me before

    I found out that I had a weird tendency to drink uneven numbers of beer.

    Also developed a limp, but was able to cure it immediately

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalEden View Post
    Mendip, the foot on the right side of photo appears to be swollen compared to other foot.
    Cal... they are my daughter's feet. I checked them over this morning and apart from needing a good clean they seem to be ok and the same size.

    I think it's an optical dilusion caused by the left leg being at a slight side-on angle. Also you can see the left heel is off the ground as I'd just asked her to get out of the way... maybe her weight on the ball of the foot caused it to flatten out and appear wider?

    Also, it's closer to the camera!

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    For the last couple of weeks I've noticed that our pond is full of pla nin fish fry. There's also a few pink-coloured fry so maybe the pla tabtim are breeding as well. I think this is good news regarding water quality, but will inevitably lead to more overcrowding.

    With hindsight of course we should have stocked with sex reversed tilapia to prevent breeding, but it's way too late now. Hopefully the pla chon and resident kingfisher will help reduce the fry numbers. I've even seen a pigeon take a small fish fry from the margins of the pond.

    Throw a piece of bread in, and within minutes it's attacked by a shoal of fry.


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