Musky or bass

Catfishbichir

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Should i get 3 tiger muskies or 5 smallmouth and largemouth bass with crappies and catfish. The pond is 15 by 15 by 4
 

Cu455

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How clear is the pond? If it is clear I would go with the tiger muskies if it isn't choice 2.
 

predatorkeeper87

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pond is DEFINITELY not big enough for an Esox species that big.
 

krichardson

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Who's got tiger muskies?
 

predatorkeeper87

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No tiger muskies grow an average of 30-48 inches in wild so more like 30 inches at most
I'm well aware, you have to look at the type of fish you are keeping too. fast moving, stream lined fish. In my opinion 15 feet is no where near enough room for these predators to feel comfortable.

keeping 4 feet of water cold enough for an esox is another issue entirely as well.
 

piranhaman00

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Only 4 feet deep? No musky please....
 

itrebebag99

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I'm well aware, you have to look at the type of fish you are keeping too. fast moving, stream lined fish. In my opinion 15 feet is no where near enough room for these predators to feel comfortable.

keeping 4 feet of water cold enough for an esox is another issue entirely as well.
Seriously, how many people here keep arowanas, and other big fish in tanks? Even a really big tank would proportionally be smaller for an arowana than a 15x15 ft tank for a tiger muskie. Why's everyone getting their weiner in a bunch over this? Almost every single person on this forum keeps a large fish in an aquarium that is almost certainly proportionally smaller than a tiger muskie in a 15x15 ft pond.

I'd go with gar, but I suppose some kind of esox would be cool as well.
 
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