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I found your artical both entersting and intreging. bobh
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From: <schmidtcarney at ecr_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 1999 9:13 PM
> Hi all. Wanted to give the list an update on what is happening in the
> fishponds this summer. I once again put my A. lineatus out--thought
> about putting other species out but wasn't brave enough. Maybe next
> Anyway, the killies went out over Memorial Day weekend (the weather and
> pond conditions aren't settled enough to do that before this date in
> central Ohio) and will come in for the winter shortly after Labor Day.
> True to form, the first fry are starting to appear and I have eggs on
> the roots of most of the water lettuce that I have checked (They seem to
> prefer that to any other spawning medium in my ponds).
> The pond that they are in is 3'x5'xup to 3' deep with waterlilies, water
> lettuce, tropical hornwort, the requisite frogs, tadpoles, snakes, and
> anything else that enjoys water. Predation of the adults is not a
> problem--they're big enough that most of what lives out there leaves
> them alone. I don't get many fry (usually 2 dozen over the course of the
> summer) but the ones I get are in great shape. The dumb/slow/less
> adapted probably get eaten.
> Anyway, I don't do supplemental feeding once the fish are out--I have
> less than a dozen adults in that whole huge (from their perspective)
> body of water. I have no filtration on this pond beyond the plants,
> algae, etc that are in there, and the only water change I do is the
> complete drain out at the end of the summer (it's the only way I can
> catch the fish).
> Hope this is of interest to the list. Sorry for the length. If I haven't
> bored you and you want more information, drop me a message.
> Catherine Carney
> schmidtcarney at ecr_net