Help me -- Catfish and Koi Question

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Help me -- Catfish and Koi Question

Post by Shotzie9 » Sat, 06 Nov 1999 04:00:00



 I have 2 pretty big sized Catfish in my pond. Well, I have decided to remove
the catfish, and now I have the problem of trying to figure out how to catch
the ***s. They are so fast and they hide under the filter barrel in the
pond. Some people have told me to let my neighbor go FISHING for them. Is this
a safe way to catch them or not?? They are serious!!!
 The other question is-- my pond is approx. 2 1/2 to 3 feet deep, will my Koi
survive through the winter?? My Goldfish did fine last winter and I even had
baby fish  this past April. Any help is GREATFUL!!!

       Laura  :-)

 
 
 

Help me -- Catfish and Koi Question

Post by Phyllis Hurle » Sat, 06 Nov 1999 04:00:00


How big is your  pond?  Draining it down to 6" makes fish catching a LOT
easier.  Fishing for catfish would probably catch them...leaves a small hole
in the mouth...or in the gut.  Netting is better.  Where will you put them?
I euthanizing in the freezer is the strategy, you might think about fishing.
I live in MS.  Few here would think twick about fishing for catfish.

Your Koi should handle the winter if the catfish and goldfish did.  Where do
you live and how big is the pond?  Both will affect how fish winter.

Good luck.


Quote:
> I have 2 pretty big sized Catfish in my pond. Well, I have decided to
remove
> the catfish, and now I have the problem of trying to figure out how to
catch
> the ***s. They are so fast and they hide under the filter barrel in the
> pond. Some people have told me to let my neighbor go FISHING for them. Is
this
> a safe way to catch them or not?? They are serious!!!
>  The other question is-- my pond is approx. 2 1/2 to 3 feet deep, will my
Koi
> survive through the winter?? My Goldfish did fine last winter and I even
had
> baby fish  this past April. Any help is GREATFUL!!!

>        Laura  :-)

 
 
 

Help me -- Catfish and Koi Question

Post by Shotzie9 » Sat, 06 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>>Where will you put them?

  I am giving them to my Aunt to put in her pond.

Quote:
>>>Where do

you live and how big is the pond?  Both will affect how fish winter.
  My pond is 5' by 6' and is about 2 1/2 to 3 feet deep. I live in zone 7 north
west Ga. Last winter wasn't really to bad. I had only Goldfish then and they
did fine last winter.
  Even if I drain the pond down, I still wont catch the catfish, they hide
under the barrel filter in the pond. We have tried that before.
     Thanks,
        Laura
 
 
 

Help me -- Catfish and Koi Question

Post by Ray Roger » Sun, 07 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Laura,

To catch the catfish you need to remove all obstacles where they can hide
from the pond first,
then wait till the pond clears abit as the sediment will stir up and you
wont be able to see them.
If you can then drain down the pond sufficient enough to catch them with a
net.
Goldfish are very hardy fish and will survive most things thrown at them so
no worries here.
Looking at your e-mail address looks like your American from over the big
pond if so 3ft depth should suffice for your Koi but to help them a little
bit more see if you can purchase some Bubble Wrap material and cover 3/4 of
the pond surface or Polystyrene material will do, leave the other 1/4
surface open to disperse and gather oxygen.
If you have a submersible pond pump then ensure it is not collecting water
from the bottom of the pond because this water will be the warmest and
should not be disturbed, if so then raise the pump to 1foot depth where it
will collect water there where it is coldest.

Ray.

Quote:
> I have 2 pretty big sized Catfish in my pond. Well, I have decided to
remove
> the catfish, and now I have the problem of trying to figure out how to
catch
> the ***s. They are so fast and they hide under the filter barrel in the
> pond. Some people have told me to let my neighbor go FISHING for them. Is
this
> a safe way to catch them or not?? They are serious!!!
>  The other question is-- my pond is approx. 2 1/2 to 3 feet deep, will my
Koi
> survive through the winter?? My Goldfish did fine last winter and I even
had
> baby fish  this past April. Any help is GREATFUL!!!

>        Laura  :-)