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i just dug new pond a little over a month ago. 150 ft by 50 ft can some one tell me how much too feed my fish? bought 500 four inch chanel cat 200 hundred blue gail. any help will be great.
thanks in advance
-- rkrato (RKRATO2862@PHONL.COM), December 25, 1999
first, get some bass to eat those bluegills!!
-- joe (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 25, 1999.
That many catfish would probably eat a couple pollies a month.
-- Porky (Porky@in.cellblockD), December 26, 1999.
You have too many catfish and the wrong kind. I dug a 1 acre pond 8 feet deep last December and filled it with fish in April and July. Per the fish farmer, I stocked my pond with 50 Flathead Catfish, 50 Largemouth Bass, 250 Bluegill and 1000 minnows. The Largemouth should not be put in the pond until the Bluegill have a chance to grow. (about 3 months) I also purchased a Kolander Windmill aerator. If you decide to purchase this aerator, buy it from the Seymore, Indiana distributer. You'll save as much as 50% thru that company.
This many fish will eat about 16 ozs. of fish feed a day the first season. Buy catfish food to feed all of the fish with.
-- flierdude (email@example.com), December 26, 1999.
E-mail me and if you want I'll give you the address of the guy I purchased my fish from (bass, pickerel, perch, etc. How deep is your pond? Also, do you have any shaded areas? Fish are cold-blooded and need cooler areas to regulate body temp. You do need soempredators to keep the bluegills down. For food try calling a local fish hatchery, pet-store stuff is way too expensive.
-- Mr. Mike (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 26, 1999.
Porky is thinking along the right lines. We've seen what happened during the earthquake in Turkey and the flooods in Venezuela. There is a real problem with a risk of diseases from all the dead bodies lying around. I would suggest a couple of hundred man-eating Pirahna. They will polish off those 500 cats in the next week or so, which will serve as an excellent appetizer to the main course coming up in January, the Stupidassous Pollyignoranamous species. Pirahna will grow to approximately 12 inches in length, and a group of one or two dozen can sufficiently clean a Pollyignoranamous corpse to the bone in less than 5 minutes with their razor sharp teeth.
-- Hawk (email@example.com), December 26, 1999.