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Yellow Perch

A group for sharing information and experiences with yellow perch growing and breeding.

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Latest Activity: Dec 18, 2020

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Perch Temperatures and Growth Rates

Started by Jeremiah Robinson. Last reply by John Stevenson Jan 15, 2016. 3 Replies

Hi there,I'm new to the group, but just put in a permit request for yellow perch.  I'm excited, and can't wait to have a fish fry next year.Anyhow, I tend to cycle different kinds of fish through my…Continue


Started by Leeroy Miller. Last reply by Jason N Jul 1, 2014. 8 Replies

Any success, hints, tips, or experience with Yellow Perch: mating habits, habitat/optimal conditions, spawning?Continue

Cohabitation traits

Started by txdurk. Last reply by Bill Bailey Apr 3, 2013. 8 Replies

Ideally, I would like to diversify a planned aquaponic tank of around 900 gallons with a mussel, a panfish, and a species of crayfish. I like the idea of the yellow perch since my family hates…Continue

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Comment by DJ Bisson Jr on June 2, 2012 at 10:15am

Hey, I need some help in finding out what kind of food and where to buy it is best for yellow perch. They are about 1.5-2 inches long.  Thanks.

Comment by Marc Bryan on April 6, 2012 at 8:00am

Hey DJ, I found this searching around a little: Also not sure when I am going to be getting the perch because I rent an apartment and I am waiting on my mother to buy a house. Then after that happens i am planning on a greenhouse and hopefully some perch. Problem is that this could be up to six months with the way she is doing it. I haven't contacted the 2 places on this website that have perch yet but the list says for recreational and pond stocking so you should have some luck. Plus they are both in NC even though they are as far away in NC from me as they can possibly be. Let me know if this helps.

Comment by DJ Bisson Jr on April 6, 2012 at 7:42am
Hey Marc, I found a place in around Baltimore that might be able to sell me some but he is not sure yet. He said he will let me know in about another week or two. How many do you need and maybe we can go in together and get some. I'm only about 45 minutes from Greensboro, well it depends on which part.
Comment by Marc Bryan on April 4, 2012 at 2:04pm

I used to live in Cleveland, OH and I gotta say Yellow Perch is one of my favorite foods. I am very interested in finding some for a greenhouse system in Greensboro, NC where I live now. If anyone has any info. on a place to get some in NC I would greatly appreciate it.

Comment by Glenn Dennis on February 23, 2012 at 6:03pm

The problem with perch is that about a third will never get to eating size.  This is also true of bluegill.  Ohio State is working on this problem as is UWM.

Comment by DJ Bisson Jr on January 29, 2012 at 8:15pm
Does anybody know where I can purchase some yellow perch fry or fingerlings. I live in VA.
Comment by Ellen Roelofs on January 27, 2012 at 12:09pm

Comment by Steve Federwisch on January 20, 2012 at 2:53pm

Yes, I would also like to breed them or atleast capture some egg ribbons and hatch them. I have access to a pond with natural reproduction and hope to use some of those ribbons and incubate them.

Comment by Ellen Roelofs on January 20, 2012 at 1:50pm

Excellent to hear!  I am excited about keeping perch as they are disappearing in the wild (you know this in Wisconsin as well as I do in Michigan, I am sure!).  I hope to breed them, as well, but one step at a time...

Comment by Steve Federwisch on January 20, 2012 at 12:27pm

I have run them at the full range of temps. I am currently at only about 40*  and have had it up as high 78* this summer, but I think that is pushing it. I am looking into solar water heat so they will eat more. I will see what I can do with a picture.


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