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Feeding the fish in your dugout or pond

Description

Proper nutrition is essential to the health of all animals, and fish are no exception. Recreationally cultured fish stocked at a reasonable density in a dugout or pond will obtain most, if not all, their nutrition from their environment. Depending on the ecology of each pond, this natural supply of food may include varied amounts of aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, such as insects, worms, leeches and freshwater shrimp, as well as amphibians, minnows, plant material and microscopic plankton. However, fish that are found to be slow growing, small at harvest or were knowingly more densely stocked may need to be provided with prepared feeds.

Tags
aquaculture feed fish livestock livestock feeding

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

2 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2003-05-01

Date Added

2016-01-08T16:14:49.882916

Date Modified

2003-05-01

Date Issued

2003-05-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

485/50-1

NEOS catalogue key

2818301

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca