NANFA-- keeping shad alive in captivity (part 2)

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 01 Oct 2003 23:46:40 -0700

I guess Nick responded to this fellow and for some reason he didn't respond
to Nick. Anyone else want to see if they can help him with these questions
(or recommend a book!)?

>Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 22:32:13 EDT
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- Fwd: keeping shad alive in captivity
> Thank you for the prompt response. There are a few more questions
> that I have for you. the first being, how big of a tank do need in order
> to keep several hundred shad (200-250) for six to eight months? Second,
> what wood be an appropriate filtration system for (X) amount of water?
> The only feasible way I can come up with to keep 400 or 500 gal.
> of water in a tank is to place it outdoors. As far as the shape of the
> tank it will be circular to allow the water to have a constant
> whirlpool. I have already planed to use a swimming pool liner and dig
> down one and a half feet to help maintain a constant temperature.
> What I don't know is,
> how many shad per gal
> ( 6 in shad 6 gal) - ( 6 in shad 12 gal)
> how many gal per hour of filtration for ( X ) amount of
> water in tank
> ( 400gal in tank - 1500gal per hour filtration and aeration)
> Sounds to complicated to take a guess so I thought I would do some
> research before I went out and bought expensive pumps and waste to much
> time!!!
> If you know anyone who has attempted to keep any of these fish
> alive for long periods of time in captivity please have them contact me
> at
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