(In regards to the thread where I caught brood fish via hook and line from a local lake and allowed them to spawn in one of my 1/10th acre ponds.
I have 71 of the offspring in a floating cage about 4 to 6 inches in one of the ponds now. Took them out of the indoor recirculating tank as I will be going on vaca, and don't want my 81 year old dad stressing if there are issues with the tanks or a long power outage.
I could have had several hundred or even a few thousand, but I screwed up and planted fathead minnows (Pimepales promelas) before putting in the broodfish. Ended up with literally thousands of fatheads, which were competition for the crappie fry and reduced their numbers. Also reduced their initial growth. Live and learn!
Some of them: