How deep should a crawfish pond be?

Chef's answer
10 to 24 inchesRegardless of the production strategy used, craw- fish are grown in shallow earthen ponds 10 to 24 inches deep. Relatively flat, drainable land with suitable levees is required for harvesting and for managing vegetation..
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Unlike other forage species we stock in ponds for bass, crawfish provide a direct benefit. (The goal when stocking most fish species is for the individuals we stock to reproduce.
Crawfish retreat to sealed burrows during the sum- mer to survive the excessive heat, and mature females will complete reproduction within the protection of the burrow. Therefore, following the hydrological cycle of natural habi- tats, ponds are drained and remain dry for a period during the summer..
So, what's the alternative? Wait for the rains: Let your pond fill with rainwater. It may take some time, but the result will be a clean water pond that could become home to a wide range of fascinating plants and animals. When water levels drop in an existing pond, you don't need to reach for the hosepipe.
Tilapia will eat many of the common types of filamentous algae, blue green algae, rooted plants and even twigs and other organic debris. They are very efficient consumers. When stocked at the appropriate rates into your pond, the Tilapia can be very effective at dramatically reducing seasonal plant material..
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