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Can perch freeze and live? #13900611 02/24/21 07:12 PM
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I have a horse trough in our backyard that my kids keep turtles in and we always put left over perch/shad in for them to eat. I moved the Turtles inside when it got cold but left about 6 live perch in the tank. It froze solid to my knowledge, it only had about 6 inches of water in it, above ground. After the ice melted, I was checking it out and there are 6 perch swimming around inside.

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I grew up in Wisconsin, and the general understanding was that sunfish would not survive freezing solid. That's why ponds shallower than 6-feet contained no fish. However, fish are really talented at hiding someplace safe when the temps fall.

Sorry, I'm too lazy to DuckDuckGo the actual answer to this question.


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Re: Can perch freeze and live? [Re: Jared D.] #13901323 02/25/21 06:50 AM
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Go catch some and throw them in the freezer...a few days later go thaw the suckers out and see. haha. Now I'm interested to see what happens.

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No. Frozen perch are dead perch. You can find them in the frozen foods isle at Walmart! On a similar topic this was posted a few days ago in the thread “Gators in Waxahachie”?: it is amazing to me is the way alligators can survive in freezing environments by hanging below the ice in a hibernated state with their snouts frozen out of the ice like a snorkel. https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/19/us/alligator-snout-freeze-icing-trnd/index.html [Linked Image]

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Re: Can perch freeze and live? [Re: Jared D.] #13904677 02/27/21 10:03 PM
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Re: Can perch freeze and live? [Re: ingvar3000] #13904687 02/27/21 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ingvar3000
I grew up in Wisconsin, and the general understanding was that sunfish would not survive freezing solid. That's why ponds shallower than 6-feet contained no fish. However, fish are really talented at hiding someplace safe when the temps fall.

Sorry, I'm too lazy to DuckDuckGo the actual answer to this question.





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Re: Can perch freeze and live? [Re: Jared D.] #13910305 03/04/21 06:35 AM
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And I think if they're in Walmart hopefully they'd be gutted before they're put in the frozen foods section lol.

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