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Re: serious letter

I would of course start with the "prey" species and get them well
established before introducing any predators.  So I would start with the
minnows, and shiners and maybe the madtoms.  then add a few sunnies early
next spring and then some of the pickeral next fall.


On Tue, 8 Sep 1998 Moontanman at aol_com wrote:

> OK guys and gals I have an opportunity, due to much construction in my area
> and the requirement of runoff ponds for parking lot rain water I have found a
> pond (1/3 acre or so) that has been forgotten and has no fish!  I plan to
> contact the developers and ask if I can stock this little jewel with fish of
> my choosing.  Nothing lives there but insects and tadpoles.  A great
> opportunity to start an ecosystem from the ground up (so to speak) I am
> leaning towards H. Formosa, madtoms, bluespotted sunnies, and maybe grass
> pickerels.  I know some dace are native here and some shiners.  Want to start
> a discussion/suggestions for stocking this pristine body of water?
>                                                                        Michael