Re: NANFA-- Acrosteus spatula

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 11 Mar 2001 11:17:43 -0600

Pickeral spawn in early to mid spring, many plants may not be up then. Since
barley straw is recommended for algae reduction, try having some scattered
in a shallow are of the pond. I have seen northern pike spawning on dead oak
leaves in a small pond, and they also spawn on dead grasses when the early
spring floods start up in flooded meadows. Also cold hardy plants that
grow in thick groups like elodea ( they usually stay green all winter) might
work if you get a bed of them going. Also hair grass stays green all winter
and forms a carpet on the bottom of the pond.

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