Populating the Creek

We wanted to populate our part of Mystery Creek with environmentally-friendly fish. We wound up having to catch them ourselves, as petshops could only offer nasty carp. My colleague Brendon showed how his electrofishing machine worked and we caught a couple of dozen "bullies", fish that resemble Sailfin Mollies but are native.

Here you see us putting half the catch into the creek. The other half went into a disused stock trough as a backup to those we released into the stream.

Because we have been totally unable to get environmentally-friendly fish for our stream, I thought we should try and set up a controlled supply. We know that gambusia (mosquito fish) thrive in the tanks, so we are using this one as an aquatic livestock reservoir.