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#109734 - 02/28/08 07:53 PM Re: Midwest BC supplier? [Re: Mark B]
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FHM start spawning at 64-65 deg F and will continue all Summer long. GSH will spawn when the water temp is 68-80 deg F, ceasing when it is warmer than that.
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#109757 - 02/29/08 06:57 AM Re: Midwest BC supplier? [Re: Theo Gallus]
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Mark, welcome to the "confused' club. I've tried lots of things that really didn't work. I call them experiments after they haven't worked.

I think it was Cecil who said that you're not an Aquaculturist until you've killed a million fish. So far, I'm about a 24th degree Aqua guy and still going like the EveReady Bunny. I expect to kill some more in the future. I often say "Dang, that sounded like a good idea.". Throughout that I've found lots of things that just don't work out well in my area and some that do really well. There are some recommended ways to do this stuff but, like a lot of things, you have to maintain and manage a pond. You just might be able to pull off a blue cat pond. However, you will have to manage it and don't assume that you can catch all of your problem fish.
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#109766 - 02/29/08 08:54 AM Re: Midwest BC supplier? [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Bruce is the one who killed a million fish.

Cecil has only knocked off 100,000 or so, but they were REALLY BIG fish, so he rates as a first-class aquaculturist in my book.
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#109777 - 02/29/08 10:48 AM Re: Midwest BC supplier? [Re: Theo Gallus]
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Sheesh, I have a long, long way to go.

I've only terminated about 35 gams so far.

But with my lack of experience, horrid management strategy and poor work ethic I have high hopes for the future.
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#109788 - 02/29/08 12:44 PM Re: Midwest BC supplier? [Re: jeffhasapond]
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No sweat JHAP. How many brain cells have you killed?

If you were thinking about fish, we are willing to say you've killed a million "fish."
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#109802 - 02/29/08 02:49 PM Re: Midwest BC supplier? [Re: Sunil]
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Theo, I have once again managed to kill off just ahout everything in a small pond. I ignored my forage pond (again) for about 4 months. The CNBG and BG did their usual thing and overpopulated. Green water with no oxygen occurred (again) and I once again only have some really small fry. I seined thousands out of it in the Spring. Then trapped another thousand or so. All were relocated.

The fish I took out went from one to about 7 inches. By the time they did themselves in with my lack of loving care, I figure there must have been 30 to 40K in there. Who knows? Actually, I'm getting pretty good at this.


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#109804 - 02/29/08 02:56 PM Re: Midwest BC supplier? [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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#110013 - 03/02/08 06:55 PM Re: Midwest BC supplier? [Re: Sunil]
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Near Dayton OH, if you get the FHM in by mid Apr the second spawn or round of egg laying by adults and hatch of eggs of FH should be around mid to late June. But are you stocking enough adults to achieve adequate numbers of YOY to feed the predators with just two egg laying sessions?


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