Fish stocking provides you with many years of cost-effective vegetation management. Fish stocking is an ideal way to naturally manage weeds and algae above and below the water’s surface of your retention pond. Since aquatic weeds can cause serious problems in ponds, you want to make sure you are being proactive in caring for your retention pond. This proactive approach will keep costs low and maintain aesthetics.
As a property manager or HOA board member tasked with finding a solution to an unsightly retention pond, you need to know that the problem often lies with the introduction of non-native plants that eventually become overgrown due to lack of upkeep. Over time, these plants not only become hazardous, but potential fines and removal costs can run into the tens of thousands of dollars!
Using Triploid Grass Carp to manage your pond
You need to know a few things about stocking your pond with triploid grass carp before you run off to your local fish hatchery. First of all, you need a permit to stock your pond with Triploid Grass Carp. Secondly, you need to make sure you your pond is stocked with sterilized carp or you can have a completely different problem in a few years.
The use of grass carp started right here in Florida in the 70’s, and Aquatic Management Strategies has installed thousands of triploid grass carp as a biological, natural defense against weed expansion in retention ponds since we started in 1998.
We use triploid grass carp because they are a natural, biological way to compliment traditional chemical methods of controlling weeds both above and below the water’s surface. And since chemicals alone aren’t always successful or desired, a combined approach using both grass carp and a more traditional chemical application each month can have a dramatic impact by nearly eradicating most weed issues.
The economics of fish stocking your retention pond
In today’s tough economy, we find that one of the biggest benefits to our clients in using triploid grass carp is the cost; which can be as much as 1/3 less per acre than traditional methods, while relying less on the use of harsh chemical applications.
With dedication and careful planning, Aquatic Management Strategies will help you initiate the fish stocking program that is right for your needs. Whether it’s the stocking of game fish or triploid grass carp, we would love to speak to you about your project, so call Aquatic Management Strategies now for a free, no obligation consultation at 407-207-5959 to speak with one of our fish stocking experts.