I picked up 50 1.5"-3" RES yesterday at NEMO Fisheries.
After I got home with them I put them in a 2' diameter x 2' tall mesh cage. I want to make sure there aren't any
accidental BG in the pond, so I decided to cage them for awhile to let them recover from the stress of transport,
and I can inspect them later to make sure they're all RES before releasing them into the pond.
Then it occurred to me that if I keep them in the cage for a month or two maybe I can get them started on pellets.
The acquisition of these fish was a spur of the moment thing, so I find myself with fish, but no proper fish food.
I'll order a bag of Optimal today, but until it arrives I need something to feed them.
I'm thinking minced shrimp or catfish bellies or whatever other kind of fish I can pick up at the grocery today.
I've read several threads on training RES, and have a rudimentary understanding of what has been done by others
to get them started. I just want to do my best to keep them in good shape until the pellets arrive.
Am I on track with my thinking here?