Fish

Stocking and Harvesting (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
New ponds filled in the summer may become contaminated with undesirable fish, which should be removed before stocking. Restocking existing ponds usually requires eradicating existing fish populations, a process known as pond reclamation.

Stocking and Harvesting Recreational Fish Ponds (Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences)
Proper stocking and harvesting of recreational fish ponds is paramount to the long-term success and enjoyment of recreational fish ponds.

Stocking Your Pond (American Forest Foundation)
To establish a balanced sportfish population, any existing fish must be removed from the pond, or they will outcompete newcomers for food, cover and nesting sites. Select the best fish for your pond and determine how many to stock and at what age or size.

Fish Identification: Recommended Pond Species (N.C. State University Fisheries and Pond Management Extension)
Learn to identify common pond fish species.

N.C. Sources for Stocking Recreational Ponds (N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)
This is a list of North Carolina sources for fish for stocking recreational ponds.

Understanding Fish Nutrition, Feeds and Feeding (Virginia Cooperative Extension)
Fish nutrition has advanced dramatically in recent years with the development of new, balanced commercial diets that promote optimal fish growth and health.

Solving Problems: Fish Kills (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
Fish die from a variety of natural causes. Observing a few dead fish in a pond is not uncommon and is no reason for concern unless it continues for several days. When fish die in large numbers, however, there is reason for concern.