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Why I don't swim in my pond...

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    Those fish aren't so dumb. They know what we're all thinking. That's why they don't greet strangers with big sloppy kisses! Ugh...the thought!

    Now what did I do with my cajun spices...

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    Pet catfish! How cool! Where did you get the originals? Your pond is a work of art and pretty swank quarters for your catfishies. Does it freeze in the winter?

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    Default I keeeddd I keeeddd

    I too, am a bit of a fish nut, or atleast used to be. I was into cichlids, particularly, and raised a tiger oscar (meanest thing you'd ever see) to 14.5", and sometimes i thought, mmmmm baaasssssss. But alas, i did not cook my beloved Gus, although he did eat mice like they were happy meals!

    Seriously though, BD, thats really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera
    Pet catfish! How cool! Where did you get the originals? Your pond is a work of art and pretty swank quarters for your catfishies. Does it freeze in the winter?
    Thanks, Mehera. We have been growing them since we moved to Arkansas in 1996. The pond took a lot of work. It does freeze in the winter, but not for long and not thick enough to walk upon. There is a thread about the fountain on here somewhere if you want to see more photos and read about how we built it.

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    BD--I did go look up the thread about the construction of your pond (lake?). Amazing! I used to live in Missouri and I'm imagining all the poison ivy and snakes you had to deal with--and probably plenty of chiggers. What a job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jmoney
    holy whiskers batman! (I think muskies might be an even greater deterrent though)

    What's a 'muskie'????

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    Exclamation Muskie stuff

    The muskellunge (muskie) is similar to pike or gar - a long alligator shape headed predatory fish. The most common variation is the tiger muskie which is a cross between a muskellunge and a northern pike. here's a picture of a species muskellunge, also known as Esox masquinongy. they're known to occur in lakes and sometimes rivers, if im not mistaken, in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota , Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.


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    Do they have big teeth???? I ain't a goin' swimmin in the river near my sis' place in Nort Carolinah any mo!

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    HOLY ! That thing is scary Colin!

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mehera
    BD--I did go look up the thread about the construction of your pond (lake?). Amazing! I used to live in Missouri and I'm imagining all the poison ivy and snakes you had to deal with--and probably plenty of chiggers. What a job!
    It was a lot of work, but it is such a pleasure. The sound of the water rushing over the fall is amazing. At night we have lights that uplight the statue and side light the waterfall. Really pretty. And, it keeps the lake healthy by helping add oxygen back to the water.

    Cheers!
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