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#505841 - 05/14/19 01:57 PM YP and BC only pond
KRM1985 Offline

Registered: 08/22/17
Posts: 97
Loc: Huron OH
Was just thinking and curious of what the outcome would be of a Yellow Perch and Black Crappie only pond. Has anyone tried this? I searched a bit but did not find anything. Would the pond just over populate with both and eventually stunt out? How many years would that take to happen?

#505869 - 05/14/19 10:49 PM Re: YP and BC only pond [Re: KRM1985]
Pat Williamson Offline

Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2693
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
KRM 1985
How big is your pond?

#505879 - 05/15/19 07:38 AM Re: YP and BC only pond [Re: KRM1985]
KRM1985 Offline

Registered: 08/22/17
Posts: 97
Loc: Huron OH
My pond is 2 acres but I do not actually plan to try this. I was just more curious to see if anyone has tried such a combo or knows what would occur if these two were stocked alone

#505890 - 05/15/19 08:21 AM Re: YP and BC only pond [Re: KRM1985]
Pat Williamson Offline

Registered: 08/08/14
Posts: 2693
Loc: Oakwood,Texas
Mine is 6 ac. And I have BCP BC CC LMB BG shiners and some shad,ghost shrimp and gams. Pond is 5 years old and the LMB have populated more than the BCP have.... so far

#505898 - 05/15/19 10:29 AM Re: YP and BC only pond [Re: KRM1985]
Bill Cody Offline
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Registered: 04/18/02
Posts: 12796
Loc: Northwest Ohio - Malinta OH
I would try the combo of Yellow Perch & Black Crappie only pond in a small pond that could be easily renovated because it is not likely to turn out as planned. We have to consider that crappie are more of an upper water column feeder and young YP are more oriented and inhabit the close to bottom areas as preferred weedy areas if available. The two areas that the two species frequent are not conducive to good predation of the other specie. One niche overlap does occur is when YP fry for a few weeks inhabit open water post hatch. My biggest concern is that YP would not be able to adequately control YOY crappie. Plus I would only use hybrid crappie in this test combination because HBCP produce fewer offspring.

Edited by Bill Cody (05/15/19 10:34 AM)
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