NANFA-- not thinking

Rich Butts (
Thu, 22 May 2003 14:39:06 -0700 (PDT)

I have been working on my 2,000 gal pond for nearly a year now. It is planted and has some filtration etc. So, in a moment of excitement, I put all of my sunfish, blue spotted and black banded, into this rather large 3 foot deep pond. That was the last time that I have seen them and I now have an algea bloom to make matters worse.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to get these guys out of the pond at the end of the season, say November. I live in Massachusetts. Any chance that they could survive the winter outside in the pond? I had about six of each type sunfish. Draining the pond is an option that would require more work than it is worth at this point.
Rich Butts
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