First I would like to say congrats on your buy! Pond? naww thats a Lake...lol
I used Alpo dog food for the gills in my pond. only thing you need to be careful of is when your feeding your gills in your pond/lake lol is that they can take over your pond/lake. When I started to feed mine they was just like what ur talking about being small in size. i found that the best thing to do is only feed them twice a week like on wensday and saturday or something like that. and I would only feed them one pound each time to help keeping them from taking over your pond like they did with my pond. when I first started I had about 500 gills maybe more but I just feed them all the time just about and I would go cat and bass fishing and the only thing I would catch was gills. so I had a the Kentucky Fish and Wild Life come in and they found out that where I was feeding them all the time they took over the whole darn pond. so I had to pay around $10,000.00 to have the pond shocked and all the fish taken out and have it restocked.
Leon W. Soon to be Life Member
"ALWAYS REMEMBER TO CATCH AND RELEASE" "TO CATCH THEM AGAIN ANOTHER DAY"
imb guide wrote:
hey guys, i recently bought a house and i have a 2 and a half acre pond out back. it is 28 years old but was only recently stocked with gills and cats about three years ago. i have lots of small gills but none with any real size. the pond is teaming with craws and all but no size. so i purchased a fish feeder. my question is, what kinda food should i buy? i want some kinda floating feed. any ideas or sucess stories? i have also recently been stocking bass and they seem to be doing really well. i see them chasing gills and bustin frogs.