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#93145 01/21/07 10:56 AM
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As we begin to build three small ponds to grow feeders for my larger one I would like some input. I am thinking of having one of the ponds for shiners and let them grow to maturity to turn loose in the big pond to survive and spawn. I understand some will not make it but I would think some will and then help in the food chain. I now supply 50lbs every spring and fall of fatheads and shiners. Has anyone tried this before?

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I've done it. The problem comes if you don't seine regularly. They don't stop spawning just because you don't need any. They foul the water and die.


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