Re: NANFA-L-- bathtub pond

Jeremy Tiemann (
Mon, 6 Feb 2006 04:23:48 -0600

My dad has an old bathtub "pond" set up in one of his flower beds.
He masked the bottom 2/3 of it with the no slide surfaces found-in-
swimming pools. He started out with goldfish but everything (birds,
raccoons, cats, dogs, etc.) would get in there within days and eat
the fish. We then put some less obvious fishes (bluegill and
bullheads) in there and they are living just fine (he has it heated
right now). The only problem now is whether the lab thinks the tub
is his own personal pool.

> I need some advice. I have an old bathtub that I would like to use as an
>inground pond. The problem is it is white. Is there something that I could
>use to paint the tub to a darker color? Preferably a dark brown or even
> Bill Flowers
>The Fish Addict

Please note the Survey's new mailing address...

Jeremy Tiemann - Biological Field Assistant Illinois Natural History Survey - Center for Biodiversity 1816 South Oak Street - Champaign, IL 61820 Telephone: (217) 244-4594 - Fax: (217) 333-4949 Staff page: /----------------------------------------------------------------------- / This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes / Association (NANFA). Comments made on this list do not necessarily / reflect the beliefs or goals of NANFA. For more information about NANFA, / visit Please make sure all posts to nanfa-l are / consistent with the guidelines as per / To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get / help, visit the NANFA email list home page and archive at /