Re: NANFA-- RE: non-native fish question

Leo Arieux (
Tue, 27 Apr 2004 08:37:26 -0500


Green water is perfect for 1st food for goldfish fry. Each year, after
over wintering in my pond (before the water lillies covered most of the
surface) the algae would turn the water into something similar to pea
soup, The water would warm up and the goldfish would go into an orgy of
breeding. I would expect to see fry within a week or so. I did nothing
other than feed the adults and after about 3 weeks I crushed the pellet
food that I was feeding the adults to rough power and sprinkled on the
surface above the hornwort in the pond.

This was sufficient to sustain a few hundred that I culled and sold to
the LFS
nearby. They grew rapidly and required further culling which I did after
several months. Simple but effective, for me , of course YMMV as Wright
Huntley frequently says.

Have a safe day and stay well,


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