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grass carp eating floating feed?
#518309 03/22/20 08:24 AM
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Started feeding few days ago and my grass carp are sucking up all the feed - never had this happen before and did not know they would even eat feed -

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tim k #518346 03/23/20 06:49 AM
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I tried to get Bladderwort under control by overstocking grass carp. Didn't work. Wound up having to chemically eliminate it. Now I have an overabundance of grass carp. The ones that start sucking up the MVP get a dose of lead poisoning, but in my case, I'm way overstocked on them.

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They do eat feed.


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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I believe GC are the most over prescribed, overused species in the fish management business. They charge you to put em in, charge you to take em out... GC will come up to the feeders aggressively in the next few weeks, need to imprint danger on them right out of the gate!

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yeah I had hydrilla take over half my pond last year - put in the carp but it was too much for them to control. So I had it sprayed - killed the heck out of the hydrilla so there really is not much for the carp to eat. I may have to use some lead too to thin them out

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I have 5 40 plus pound GC in my pond. They were eating the fish pellets like they were at sizzler. I shot one with bow and the other 4 haven't been back to feeder in over a year.

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Wood ducks also like feed. But unlike geese , they are welcome to some


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