Pond & Lake Managment
At Dunn's Fish Farm we know that your satisfaction is essential to our success. That's why we work hard to bring you the information you need to know to manage your pond or lake. The following article is a must read, and will give you the insight you need for your next pond management decision.
Redear Bream (lepomis microlophus), are one of the most effective tools for preventing or eradicating worms (grubs) in your sport fish! Parasitic worms most commonly found in sport fish, begin their lifecycle as eggs in the throat of fish eating birds. While the birds are foraging in your pond, the worms are released into the water. Once in the water, they have only a short period of time to locate their next host, the freshwater snail. The worms will stay within the digestive glands of the snail until they have developed physically to the point they are able to make the transition to their next host, your fish. Upon contact with your fish, the worm will bury itself under their skin, easily visible to the naked eye, and will remain there indefinitely. When an infected fish is consumed by a fish eating bird, the worm will be released into the stomach cavity of the bird then eventually travel back up the esophagus and attach itself to the throat and the process will start over again as eggs are produced. So, how can the Redear Bream help end this destructive cycle?
Redear Bream (shellcracker, stumpknocker, government bream)
Redear Bream, are often referred to as shellcracker, because of their preference for snails. Redear have blunted molaform teeth that allow them to crack the shell open then consume the snail. By eliminating the snail population, the Redear Bream will have effectively broken the cycle of the worm. When stocking Redear Bream and actively practicing our additional recommended management techniques for snail prevention, you can eliminate the worms in your fish, or prevent a possible infestation. To obtain our additional management techniques for snail prevention, contact one of our representatives today!
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Call a representative today at (800) 433-2950 and learn about some of the other exciting benefits of Redear Bream and how they can enhance your pond or lake. Our Consultants have over 80 years combined experience in helping pond & lake owners make the right management decisions and we've recently expanded our service area to encompass 21 states with almost 2000 distribution points to better serve you! So contact us today and let our experience go to work for you. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to serving you in the future.