Catfish and Koi Question

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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 thm or not??
 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 come this April. Any help is GREATFUL!!!

       Laura  :-)

 
 
 

Catfish and Koi Question

Post by jan jord » Sat, 06 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> 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 come this April. Any help is GREATFUL!!!

>       Laura  :-)

Maintain a hole in the ice (oxygen & toxic gas exchange) and they'll do
fine. ~ jan
 
 
 

Catfish and Koi Question

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



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 thm or not??
> 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 come this April. Any help is GREATFUL!!!

>       Laura  :-)

Try watching where they enter under the filter barrel. When they are
out, place a net at that point, and try and maneuver them into it with
another net. ;-)

John

"Ad astra per aspera"
"A rough road leads to the stars"

 
 
 

Catfish and Koi Question

Post by Lizzie Har » Sat, 13 Nov 1999 04:00:00


I have 5 Koi, 1 catfish and several goldfish in my pond which is about the
same depth as yours.  In the past seven years, the pond has frozen over once
& I had to place a pan of boiling water on the ice to make an opening. The
fish came thru with no problems.

Liz, Central GA, Zone 8


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 thm or not??
>  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 come this April. Any help is GREATFUL!!!

>        Laura  :-)