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    Thread: cages in a mud pond

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      cages in a mud pond

      I am considering semi permanent plastic mesh cages to be placed in my mud pond.
      Different size mesh for different size koi or other fresh water fish or crayfish.
      comments please.
      I am in Australia, no ice or snow, where I am.

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      I don't know how that would work out long term.

      I used them in my mud pond for a week or so to separate ones that I wanted to move.
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      I was concerned about stunting their size, but I could have fairly large cages, say 10-15ft long. the cages would sit on the bottom, on the mud and be extra fed with pellets etc.

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      I think I would ensure that water is moved within the "cage". Possibly an airstone.

      I use floating cages, of about 3'X3'X3' in ponds or tanks for <6" fish to keep them from entering the bottom drains. I always use an air stone or flow water back into the pond through them to ensure the water is oxygenated and there water quality in the cage is the same as the rest of the tank/pond. I would do this even in a larger cage in a mud pond since the fish cannot use the entire ponds area.

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      Not sure if there's something like this Australia but I made some out of this plastic screen... it was a pain to make them but
      used hot glue and a pvc frame. They worked okay for what I was doing.

      https://www.menards.com/main/screenh...4449056629.htm
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      It works very well. The birds and otters love them too
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      Here in india we use mosquito nets or closely woven drag fish nets as the above pic. Its called happa. The mesh gap is according to fish size.

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