Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
victortechy, fishengelbert, Woody Jones, Joe7328, Reno Guerra
18,475 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics40,938
Posts557,716
Members18,476
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,493
ewest 21,489
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,134
Who's Online Now
12 members (Joe7328, Lake8, Sunil, Theo Gallus, LeighAnn, Augie, FishinRod, Donatello, Reno403, catscratch, Theeck, canyoncreek), 820 guests, and 242 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#366619 02/18/14 12:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 2
R
RER Offline OP
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 2
I found mussels attached to cement pylon yesterday in a pond here in FL. I thought for sure they were zebra mussels. After researching I found they are actually a native mussel very similar to zebra mussels.
They are Called dark false mussels. They are often reported by mistake as zebra mussels to wildlife biologist. Any one know much about these and the potential for pond use?

http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=707

Last edited by BobbyRice; 02/18/14 01:01 PM.

Goofing off is a slang term for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected........... Wikipedia
RER #366642 02/18/14 04:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,365
B
Lunker
Offline
Lunker
B
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,365
I've always wondered about mussels, and whether their benefits as water filterers outweighed their parasitic stage. Wish I could help, but there just isn't much info on them.

Last edited by bobad; 02/18/14 04:11 PM.
RER #366643 02/18/14 04:19 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 2
R
RER Offline OP
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 2
I dont bellieve this type has a parasitic stage.

Last edited by BobbyRice; 02/18/14 04:19 PM.

Goofing off is a slang term for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected........... Wikipedia
RER #366647 02/18/14 04:49 PM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,058
Likes: 7
D
Offline
D
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 2,058
Likes: 7
One thing I do know is that the small mouth bass in Lake Erie are full of zebra mussels when we catch them. Belly's right full of them for some reason. It was good to see something was eating them and cleaning them up in the great lakes.

Cheers Don.


[Linked Image from corvettejunkie.com]
http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4


7/8th of an acre, Perch only pond, Ontario, Canada.
RER #366663 02/18/14 08:14 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,134
Likes: 486
B
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
B
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 15,134
Likes: 486
Don - the zebra mussels in the bass stomach may be due to the bass eating gobies with mussels in them and the shells are not digesting as fast as the gobies.


aka Pond Doctor & Dr. Perca Read Pond Boss Magazine -
America's Journal of Pond Management
RER #366671 02/18/14 09:14 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 2
R
RER Offline OP
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 2
Thought maybe something for the sheepshead to eat. Koi I think would crush them and eat them too. I guess down side they would compete with fish fry for feed?


Goofing off is a slang term for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected........... Wikipedia
RER #366756 02/19/14 03:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 10,458
Likes: 2
C
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Hall of Fame
Lunker
Offline
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Hall of Fame
Lunker
C
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 10,458
Likes: 2
If they don't get out of hand, I think they're a fine addition to your pond.

RER #366759 02/19/14 03:43 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 2
R
RER Offline OP
OP Offline
R
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,930
Likes: 2
CJB, I did notice in the pond they are growing in they only attached to the pylons and not along the shoreline or sandy bottom. Are you familiar with them in that regard? It seems the zebra mussels will form beds on sand or any place. That's what I didnt want to happen was the shallow sand beds being totally covered. The hard verticle stuctures would be ideal I think...

I guess I could always stock a bunch of sheepshead to control them if they they start getting to abundant.

I did more reseaerch and read they attach to hard surfaces, and they could reproduce in nearly fresh water but brackish is ideal. So I am not sure if they will reproduce if they do probably not in great numbers...

I think I'll put a few clumps in and see what happens...

The one sheepshead in the pond might just make a snack out of them any way.

Last edited by BobbyRice; 02/19/14 04:17 PM.

Goofing off is a slang term for engaging in recreation or an idle pastime while obligations of work or society are neglected........... Wikipedia
RER #367054 02/22/14 10:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 10,458
Likes: 2
C
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Hall of Fame
Lunker
Offline
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Hall of Fame
Lunker
C
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 10,458
Likes: 2
Always fun to try and see what happens. You know the risks.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
Ralph D Hart
Recent Posts
Hi there quick question on going forward
by Joe7328 - 04/16/24 02:35 PM
Braggin Time
by Lake8 - 04/16/24 02:21 PM
What did you do at your pond today?
by FishinRod - 04/16/24 01:49 PM
'Nother New Guy
by FishinRod - 04/16/24 01:42 PM
aeration pump type?
by Theo Gallus - 04/16/24 10:19 AM
Golden Shiners - What size to stock?
by Theeck - 04/16/24 09:49 AM
How to catch Hybrid Striper
by FireIsHot - 04/16/24 09:45 AM
instant email notifications of post replies ?
by Augie - 04/16/24 09:31 AM
fishing tackle and tackle room
by FireIsHot - 04/16/24 08:30 AM
Compaction Question
by teehjaeh57 - 04/15/24 11:54 PM
What type of fry?
by Sunil - 04/15/24 08:58 PM
Group Text of Customers, Pay to Fish
by Fishingadventure - 04/15/24 04:24 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
by Tbar, December 10
Deer at Theo's 2023
Deer at Theo's 2023
by Theo Gallus, November 13
Minnow identification
Minnow identification
by Mike Troyer, October 6
Sharing the Food
Sharing the Food
by FishinRod, September 9
Nice BGxRES
Nice BGxRES
by Theo Gallus, July 28
Snake Identification
Snake Identification
by Rangersedge, July 12

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5