Re: NANFA-- Creek Chub Removal

Steffen Hellner (
Tue, 09 Sep 2003 21:24:37 +0200


thanks for the advice. I don4t have an angle! But surely can borrow one. The
pond is about 12 X 6 m or so and contains 15.000 liters (4000 gal). And it
is planted all over with Ceratophyllum, waterlillys, pike-weed, and out
native cube-reed. The Ceratophyllum alone is an area of 4 x 3 meters.

It4s three Creek Chubs, seems to be one male and two females but shouldn4t
have reproduced yet as they were very young in spring. If they continue
growing like in the past they4ll be 10 inches in spring. They4re quite nice
but not suitable for my pond. Will find a nice place in a museum for them

If they already preyed upon the SRBD there then would have been a thousend
without. OK, the pond was full of mayfly nymphs in spring - now there are
none left.

They are extremely shy and I am not a good angler. Maybe I4ll shoot them. Or
try a dipnet or a very big seine. They must get out.

By the way I am working on another pond designed for Cardinal Shiner. Only
item missing are the Cardinals.

Hope these days in September will be peaceful and calm for all of you.

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