Me and the BF spent all week-end cleaning out the pond, fixing edging and removing the pond pebbles. When you see the before pictures, you'll understand why. Blech! I'm almost embarrassed to post them, but it's a good example for other pond owners to not let pond maintenance slide in the fall because you have so much decaying junk that will quickly cause bad bacteria to build up once the water warms. Thankfully mine didn't get to that point, but had it gone on much longer it could have been deadly for my fish. I didn't turn off the pump or aerator for these pictures, so they may be a bit distorted. Total head count for the comets are 39 and I got some really great shots while they were in the 100 gallon stock tank that I haven't downloaded yet. I will post those later on. My big momma comet looks like she's full to bursting with eggs - second picture bottom right next to a big brown comet who hasn't turned yet. She's my biggest egg producer and three years old. Both my little green frogs were accounted for and numerous Trapdoor snails - couple of which are pictured in the muck with a lot of algae growing on his shell. That big root next to the snails is from the lotus.