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#168795 - 06/17/09 01:29 PM Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG
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Not sure if this an all Condello strain gill or partially as I planted bluegills I got from Bruce last year in a production pond with a few adults I had. However it does have that classic round form of a Condello strain gill.

This little porker hatched last July so he's just under a year old. Considering he was outdoors in a floating cage from November to March -- where growth was probably nil or negligible up here in northern Indiana -- I think 5 inches isn't too bad.

So five inches in 6 months of growing temps?




Thank you Bruce! \:\)


Edited by Cecil Baird1 (06/17/09 10:33 PM)
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#168798 - 06/17/09 02:29 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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That little cutie looks a lot like fish I've seen around here lately! \:\)

I'll make like Ken Holyoke and claim ownership.
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#168802 - 06/17/09 03:34 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Bruce Condello]
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What's next - "Hogdello"?
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#168803 - 06/17/09 03:41 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Theo Gallus]
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#168808 - 06/17/09 05:16 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: ewest]
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Dang!! How can I get my hands on some of those bad boys? That makes my Hybrid Bluegills look like chumps!

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#168813 - 06/17/09 05:46 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: 2trackin]
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 Originally Posted By: 2trackin
Dang!! How can I get my hands on some of those bad boys? That makes my Hybrid Bluegills look like chumps!


Give up your first born, so they can be used to work with the mad scientists in their quest for the 6 lb BG...
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#168816 - 06/17/09 06:01 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Bruce Condello]
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 Originally Posted By: Bruce Condello
That little cutie looks a lot like fish I've seen around here lately! \:\)

I'll make like Ken Holyoke and claim ownership.


Please no, no, no!
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#168817 - 06/17/09 06:03 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: ewest]
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 Originally Posted By: ewest
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Baird bluegills X Condello bluegills ='s

Bordello bluegills.
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#168819 - 06/17/09 06:09 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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 Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
Baird bluegills X Condello bluegills ='s

Bordello bluegills.

And you wonder why you get moderated. ;\) \:D
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#168833 - 06/17/09 09:37 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Theo Gallus]
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BSBG - Bordello Strain Bluegill or "BS" for short? \:D
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#168839 - 06/17/09 10:23 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Shorty]
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 Originally Posted By: Shorty
BSBG - Bordello Strain Bluegill or "BS" for short? \:D


Oh no they are the real deal.
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#168843 - 06/17/09 10:26 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: 2trackin]
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 Originally Posted By: 2trackin
Dang!! How can I get my hands on some of those bad boys? That makes my Hybrid Bluegills look like chumps!


Contact Bruce Condello! My goal is to supply fish for myself and I am at a disadvantage in that any fish I ship out of state have to be tested for VHS which I am now finding out could be well over $300.00 just for one lot. I have to pay a vet to come out and take samples and then pay for lab testing. With Bruce not being in a Great Lakes state he shouldn't have to do any testing.

I also don't feel comfortable profiting off of Bruce's time and effort in genetic selection. I'm just happy to be able to use the superior genetics for my own use.

One other fly in the ointment this year is I screwed up and didn't keep the bluegill production pond drained until just before fertilization like I should have. I can't get an algae bloom going to save my life for zooplankton production (seechi dish can be seen on the bottom in the pond's deepest water at 8 feet), and it's probably due to some submerged vegetation taking hold and sucking up the nutrients. Cooler than normal temps may not be helping either. I may be lucky to get a half decent crop this year. The best case scenario will be fewer fish. The worst case scenario will be fewer fish and poor body condition until I can get them on feed.



Live and learn!


Edited by Cecil Baird1 (06/18/09 12:46 AM)
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#168845 - 06/17/09 10:34 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Theo Gallus]
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 Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus
 Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
Baird bluegills X Condello bluegills ='s

Bordello bluegills.

And you wonder why you get moderated. ;\) \:D


I guess I'm a little rough around the edges for you little twinkies. \:D \:D \:D
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#168851 - 06/17/09 10:58 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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Oh one more plus for CSBG's. They seem to handle stress quite well. I moved them to a larger cage and larger pond this morning and they were already feeding this evening. Compare that to the yellow perch I transferred: Very poor feeding in the cage this evening. Most likely it will take a few days for the perch to get back to normal.


Edited by Cecil Baird1 (06/18/09 12:44 AM)
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#168867 - 06/18/09 12:49 AM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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Those sissy perch.

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#168880 - 06/18/09 08:36 AM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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 Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
Oh one more plus for CSBG's. They seem to handle stress quite well. I moved them to a larger cage and larger pond this morning and they were already feeding this evening. Compare that to the yellow perch I transferred: Very poor feeding in the cage this evening. Most likely it will take a few days for the perch to get back to normal.

In addition to intentionally selecting for big appetite and fast growth, I think Bruce has handled and sorted and sized the CSBG ancestors so much that this is another trait they have.
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#168891 - 06/18/09 09:30 AM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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 Originally Posted By: Cecil Baird1
Oh one more plus for CSBG's. They seem to handle stress quite well. I moved them to a larger cage and larger pond this morning and they were already feeding this evening.


That's because simply moving a CSBG to another area is nothing compared to the horrors these poor, genetically engineered behemoths, endured while residing at the Condello Institute for the Creation of Ludicrously Proportioned Blue Gill.
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#168924 - 06/18/09 01:16 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: jeffhasapond]
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Someday CSBG will take over the world and us mere humans will be forced to stand by automatic feeders perpetually hitting the "test" button.

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#169006 - 06/18/09 11:11 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Theo Gallus]
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 Originally Posted By: Theo Gallus

In addition to intentionally selecting for big appetite and fast growth, I think Bruce has handled and sorted and sized the CSBG ancestors so much that this is another trait they have.


Very possible Theo. Those that weren't stressed by this and grew well in spite of it were culled out as the fastest growers.

I'm convinced Bruce also selected them for aggressiveness at the same time, as they bite on the cage when they are trying to get at feed on the outside of the cage. You can actually hear little popping sounds.


Edited by Cecil Baird1 (06/18/09 11:30 PM)
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#169007 - 06/18/09 11:22 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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I've got some in a cage right now, and yes, they bite on the cage as well.
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#169010 - 06/18/09 11:31 PM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Bruce Condello]
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I've got some in a cage right now, and yes, they bite on the cage as well.


See I wasn't lying!
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#169021 - 06/19/09 12:58 AM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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Are you secretly cross-breeding your bluegill with piranhas, Bruce?

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#169022 - 06/19/09 01:00 AM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Walt Foreman]
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I think he also has that guy Mongo from Blazing Saddles talk really nasty to them at least once a day just to make them meaner.

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#169036 - 06/19/09 03:52 AM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Walt Foreman]
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All I know is we had one try and bite a nipple off my dad's chest while we were swimming! \:o He said it smarted! I think his nipple is the size of an Aquamax 5D06.

Maybe pasties are on order?


Edited by Cecil Baird1 (06/19/09 03:54 AM)
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#169037 - 06/19/09 04:52 AM Re: Condello X Baird strain bluegill or CSBG [Re: Cecil Baird1]
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