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#503072 - 03/13/19 04:48 PM CNBG vs Giant Florida Hyb Bream vs HCNBG
Cypressjeff Offline

Registered: 02/12/18
Posts: 9
Loc: Central Louisiana
Our 3/4 acre 10 feet deep pond was dug last fall and is full. My goal is to have a low management pond. Iím aerating it but donít want to feed. Anyone have any suggestions or experience with the Hybrids in the title?

#503076 - 03/13/19 05:39 PM Re: CNBG vs Giant Florida Hyb Bream vs HCNBG [Re: Cypressjeff]
Mike Whatley Offline

Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 927
Loc: Louisiana
I've got native BG and both feed (periodically) and aerate. I am considering adding CNBG to hopefully cross into the natives to improve my growth potential.

Everything I've read about any hybrid species that are capable of reproducing is that eventually one side of the cross (or the other) eventually becomes more prominent 2 or 3 generations down the road, especially if GSF are involved in the hybridization.

I have naturally occurring crosses due to limited numbers of WM, where they've crossed with BG, so adding CNBG to the mix doesn't bother me at all.

Unfortunately, I dont have enough knowledge of those in your heading to be able to give you my opinion. I'm sure someone will be happy to give you theirs tho.

Edited by Mike Whatley (03/13/19 05:41 PM)
.10 surface acre pond, 10.5 foot deep. SW LA. The epitome of a mutt pond. BG, LMB, GSF, RES, BH, Warmouth, Longear Sunfish, Gambusia,Mud Minnows, Crappie, and now shiners!!...I subscribe!!

#503079 - 03/13/19 05:48 PM Re: CNBG vs Giant Florida Hyb Bream vs HCNBG [Re: Cypressjeff]
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Registered: 11/28/16
Posts: 169
Loc: Texas
Here is a forum thread with a similar question. No clear answer on the unusual hybrids.


Whatever you do carefully consider adding an appropriate predator. Even hybrids have some kids that need control. CNBG have lots and lots of kids that need an aggressive predator such as LMB to keep in check.

Also some redear sunfish are a plus to manage snails and therefore reduce parasites.
4 acre pond 32 ft deep within East Texas (Livingston) timber ranch. Filled (to the top of an almost finished dam) by Hurricane Harvey 9/17. Stocked with FHM, CNBG, RES 10/17. Added 35lbs RSC 3/18. 400 N LMB fingerlings 6/18

#503110 - 03/14/19 11:22 AM Re: CNBG vs Giant Florida Hyb Bream vs HCNBG [Re: Cypressjeff]
ewest Offline
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Can you id the crosses you are asking about? CNBG are not a cross and neither are BG with CNBG (they are the same at the species level). There are no noted problems that I am aware of with mixing BG and CNBG. Don't know what a giant Fl hybrid bream is.

Edited by ewest (03/14/19 11:24 AM)


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