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Old 08-10-2011, 03:29 AM   #1
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I started my pond out with 1 koi, 1 Pleco, and five rosy red minnows. now i am up to 1 Koi, 1 Pleco, and HUNDREDS of rosy reds. so if any one knows a fish i can add to eat the reds (babies eggs or adults) but leave the rest alone it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:36 AM   #2
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Honestly I would catch them and sell them as feeder fish. Adding fish to eat fish tends to be a bad idea....
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:57 AM   #3
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Trade it in for store credits. Hundreds of fishes x 25 cents each = profit.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:30 AM   #4
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red tail catfish!
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:32 AM   #5
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Green sunfish.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:16 AM   #6
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I would sell them to your LFS for cheap. Rosy reds are what? 10 cents? Sell them for like 1-3 cents each because you're not going to get them to buy for any more. Afterall they have to make room for housing/feeding while they're there and on top of that they need to turn a profit.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:37 PM   #7
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A 4-5" large mouth bass or perch will destroy your rosy population in a matter of days I don't think either would stop after the rosies are gone though...
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:52 PM   #8
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A Peacock bass would wipe out everything in that pond if it were full size. Im not sure how deep your pond is, so winter time with some of those fish may be an issue.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:48 PM   #9
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red tail catfish!

I love this fish... if I had room for a huge tank I'd definitely have one!
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:55 AM   #10
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what about a snakehead?
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:02 AM   #11
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+1 for smallmouth bass, sunfish, or perch
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:14 AM   #12
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what about a snakehead?
I'm pretty sure those are illegal in a lot of states.
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Snakeheads are an invasive species and are eating native populations towards extintion. They can even travel across land when a pond has no food or dries up.
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Old 08-11-2011, 04:14 AM   #14
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what about a snakehead?
I was joking.

My kids saw a documentry of the snakehead problem and had nightmares for a couple of nights. Since they can move across dry land they were afraid they were going to come into their bedrooms.
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I was joking.

My kids saw a documentry of the snakehead problem and had nightmares for a couple of nights. Since they can move across dry land they were afraid they were going to come into their bedrooms.
Funny along the lines of "You should put an Oscar in there!!"

I am fairly sure I saw a Snakehead spawning this early summer in the IL Fox river watershed. It didn't look like a Bowfin at all. The DNR hasn't listed this fish in the Fox, only the Rock river in WI.

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