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#509236 - 07/22/19 08:54 PM My very first fish kill.........
Stevie Ray Pond Offline


Registered: 08/10/18
Posts: 16
Loc: Louisiana
Well over the last 3 to 4 days I have been finding large dead bluegill and observing my largest bluegill struggling here and there. I have been aerating every night from 6PM to 9AM since I am in Southwest Louisiana. I guess it is an oxygen crash but I can't understand how with the aeration. Sad to see the fish I was proudest of to be floating. Not many fish but it is a small pond. Death Toll is at 9 7.5" to 8.5" bluegill. Right now I have changed my aeration to 24/7, is that the right move?

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#509238 - 07/22/19 10:27 PM Re: My very first fish kill......... [Re: Stevie Ray Pond]
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Registered: 10/26/18
Posts: 493
Loc: NW Kansas
Figuring out what the cause IS is the right move. What are your am water temps running? Anything else change recently, such as algae die-off or rain event? anything you can think of?
Are you seeing any very small fish dead?
How old (approx.)is the pond.


Edited by Snipe (07/22/19 10:30 PM)
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#509241 - 07/23/19 06:30 AM Re: My very first fish kill......... [Re: Stevie Ray Pond]
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#509249 - 07/23/19 10:22 AM Re: My very first fish kill......... [Re: Stevie Ray Pond]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 1209
Loc: Louisiana
Hey Stevie,

Hate to hear about your kill. It's never a good feeling when you've devoted so much time and effort into your pond.

Just a couple suggestions...

Temp: If your water temp has gotten too high, your fish are more susceptible to ammonia toxicity. Try to get a reading on your ammonia levels. You can add some salt to counter this. Maybe 40 pounds for your pond.

Cloudy weather: with all the cloud cover we've had the last few days, its possible you've had a DO crash, which typically affects your biggest fish first. Do you have any larger LMB that are being affected? I understand you're running note aeration, but it may not be enough turnover.

I'm grasping at straws here, bro. Hopefully someone else more knowledgeable will chime in soon.
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#509405 - 07/25/19 07:59 PM Re: My very first fish kill......... [Re: Stevie Ray Pond]
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My fish kills(several) have been in my 1/4 acre pond about a half mile from the house. It as due to neglect and an out of balance predator/prey situation. I had too many fatheads and bluegills versus bass and Mama Nature is a cruel bitch. Now it has turned into a GSF, channel cat pond.
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