Raising Fish

Discussion in 'Livestock' started by lilmissy0740, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. lilmissy0740

    lilmissy0740 Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone raise fish? Would like to get non GMO fish and raise in our pond to eat, trout, cat fish, bass and blue glls. Anyone have a good place to purchase them and organic fish food?
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  2. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    We have (white) catfish in our old pond and will put white cats in the new pond once we see how it does over the summer.

    You can check your local feed stores to see if they have a 'fish day'. Our store has them about 3 or 4 times a year. Also you could check your ag dept. they should be able to tell you of people in the area that sell fish. We also have an ag paper (well N.C. does) that has a fish section in it.

    As for the organic fish food ... the old pond has a pretty good balanced system going on, so the only food we feed the fish would be a worm (on a hook;)) With the new pond, if all goes well, we would have to feed the fish some, until the pond works out a system. So again check your local feed store.

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  3. The_Blob

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  4. MrSfstk8d

    MrSfstk8d Well-Known Member

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    And check with your local County Extension office. Some localities subsidize the cost of stocking waterfeatures, if they meet certain wildlife habitat criteria. I've heard some say that between tax credits, CRP, subsidies, etc. the various agencies may as well have built the pond for them. Do some homework, invest your time and save your money.
     
  5. lilmissy0740

    lilmissy0740 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone. I will definately check out all those websites. One more question though, has anyone ever raised them in a tank that is fed with creek water?
     
  6. *Andi

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