Tips on Keeping Sturgeon

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N2Gongfu

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Over the years my dad and I have tried to keep Sturgeon in our Koi pond. We have not had much luck. Weve purchased them somewhat small 3-4 inches and not sure where they end up. I have a feeling someone in the pond may be an undercover carnivore. OR the Sturgeon are starving to death. Sturgeons have downward pointing mouths, and Im not sure if our hungry Koi let anything stay settled on the pond bottom. Anyone have any luck with keeping Sturgeon in a koi pond. Not sure how many gallons the pond is, but its approx 15 ft x 8ftx 4 ft deep.
 

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The koi are probably outcompeting them, and I'm not sure that koi food has the appropriate nutrition for sturgeon. Also, sturgeon can get extremely large...I'm not sure what their size usually is upon reaching maturity, but I would guess your pond is too small.
 
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Eienna said:
The koi are probably outcompeting them, and I'm not sure that koi food has the appropriate nutrition for sturgeon. Also, sturgeon can get extremely large...I'm not sure what their size usually is upon reaching maturity, but I would guess your pond is too small.
Hmm.. didnt take the nutrition part into consideration. But I do think youre right about the Koi outcompeting them. Tried worms once, the koi pretty much had a thanksgiving day feast. Ive thought of maybe using sinking pellets, but untill I see someone successfully keeping the 2 together Ill hold off on buying another sturgeon. Thanks Eienna!!
 

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You're welcome sorry you've had such poor luck with it!
 

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Sturgeon need very cool fast moving streams to live. They are not at all suited to pond life.
 
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soltarianknight said:
Sturgeon need very cool fast moving streams to live. They are not at all suited to pond life.
Thanks soltarianknight! I really shoulda done some research!
 
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