I added a small pleco to my pond a week ago and never saw him again.

Until tonight.

Pleco are nocturnal, so I’ve been looking out for him each night with a flashlight.  I just wanted to know that he’d made the move alright.

You can see clearly that my little ecosystem needs some help  getting cleaned up. I’ll be adding some trapdoor snails and new water plants next week.  My hardy lilies and a few other plants are starting to sprout.

All ten goldfish survived the winter (including two hard freezes) outdoors.*

Maybe I can name them now.


*Plecos don’t tolerate the cold as well, so I’ll be adding a heater for him the next time the temperature drops.