What do I feed my sturgeon?

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  1. Jens Raethel

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    I have a pond, and I just got this sturgeon.
    Its a fish that never comes up to surface,
    what do I feed this little creature?
    The problem is, my Kois are eating everything I throw in the pond so fast, Im afraid he wont get anything to eat....
    I want him to grow real big, fast!!
    I read that they can get up to 1 meter!
    But problably not in my small pond.
    Any ideas?
    And dont tell me I can give him my dog!!
    NOWAY![​IMG]
     
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    sturgeon? what kind? if it's like the kind that live in the columbia river it's a bottom feeder and will eat anything that's dead, feed it like a catfish maybe?

    I didn't know people kept sturgeon in ponds!
     
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    nt know what kind, only that its a bottom feeder!
    But what do I feed him?
    Most fish food stays at the water surface..
    Anything thats dead![​IMG]
     
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    I don't really know much about them, the only experience I've had is fishing for them [​IMG]
    do they sell catfish food? They'd probably eat that, or any kind of dead bait fish. The ones that live in the large rivers out here can get to much larger than one meter, we caught a few, it takes several people to reel them up to the boat, it's quite a workout [​IMG] catch and release only of course, the ones that large are incredibly old.
    have you got a photo of him? I'm kind of curious
     
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    Sinking pellets, depending on their diet (I have no idea) they make algae pellets for more of the vegetarian kinds of fish and you can even rig up a large straw or a stiff hose that you can use to drop them in. Eventually the pellets will get soaked and sink into the tube and then make their way down. I used to feed some catfish this way to keep my angelfish from getting them all the time.

    Jay
     
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    Shrimp? That's what we used fishing for 'em and they really seemed to like that.
     
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    Thanks guys!
    Philip G:
    Thanks for the links, they were great!
    Heres a picture of how my sturgeon looks like.
    [​IMG]
    I noticed that he eats Blood worms, the problem I have is that my Kois are so fast eating up the Blood worms before the sturgeon gets anything.
     
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    Bill- sounds cool! on th Columbia river in OR/WA they have the huge guys, we caught a bunch of them, but couldn't keep any. One other time we fished for keepers but only got one and he was too small.

    Jens- Maybe take a bit of PVC pipe and drop some bloodworms in that so they can sink to the bottom and the koi can't eat them? maybe once on the bottom the koi won't find or eat them?
     
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    Philip:

    Thanks, I will try that.
     

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