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Posted 09 March 2003 - 04:49 AM

Mussels in a tank or pond, good or bad??

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Posted 09 March 2003 - 07:32 AM

good.......they help keep the water clean and algae down
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Posted 09 March 2003 - 01:45 PM

In my experince swan mussels are difficult to keep as they need a muddy bottom to bury themselves in
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Posted 09 March 2003 - 06:34 PM

Craig is right about that. My pond has enough silt though. If you get fed up with them, crack em open and use them for tench fishing! :D

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Posted 09 March 2003 - 07:58 PM

Would it be ok to take a few from a river??

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Posted 09 March 2003 - 09:15 PM

I don't see why not.

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Posted 09 March 2003 - 10:15 PM

So the transfer of fish rule won't catch me out then??
Are they shellfish or mollousce(sp)?

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Posted 10 March 2003 - 04:30 PM

I recon molluscs (can't say for sure). I have an 'angling times' book that shows how to collect them with a rake for bait. I don't see why you can't collect them for a pond. :)

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Posted 10 March 2003 - 06:00 PM

OK cheers.

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Posted 12 March 2003 - 01:00 AM

i thought they were protected :confused: good in a tank if you have bitterlings :D

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