Water Gardening

Fish in Pond???

sjm1108 added on January 16, 2013 | Answered

I have a large piece of land in Upstate NY, on the property I have a few creeks and there is a pretty large pond. Was curious how would I go about putting trout or other fresh water fish in the pond and what is the best fish to have in a pond?

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Answered on July 15, 2013

If there is water in the pond year round, then it is very likely that you already have fish. In Massachusetts, we have a large (30 foot long) garden pond that we built 12 or so years ago. We try to drain it yearly to give everything a good scrub. In doing so, we remove the goldfish and Koi to holding tanks. Each year, we find some kind of fish that we never put in. Sometimes we leave them; but for the protection of our own fish, the bass and hornpout have to come out.

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Answered on January 17, 2013

The following article features freshwater fish native to New York. Clicking on the image takes you to it's specific requirements and uses. Your choice of fish should reflect its use. http://www2.dnr.cornell.edu/cek7/nyfish/

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