The Cradle shallow fry and forage habitat has been around for over ten years, protecting fish from coast to coast. Each compact and dense habitat unit, protects young life of numerous forms in their most vulnerable life stage. Fine, soft strands of clean PVC grow food for these young creatures to graze upon in safety. FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED!
Groups of this intricate and abstract fish habitat, start the food chain and give fish places to hide. In order to grow big fish, you need to grow the smaller fish first. Use the Cradle model to replace lost vegetation, fine wood and other lost natural habitat, which normally hides and protects the youngest of aquatic critters. Protects year round, after the weeds die off.
Standing 28"-32"tall, these Cradle units are recommended for depths of about 2-6 feet, Each ten pound habitat unit averages 30 square feet of surface area to grow important periphyton/algae for food. When open, the Cradle creates an dense bush standing 30" tall and over a 50" diameter.
When the bait or forage fish are big enough, they venture out to the deeper, mid depth habitat to begin to hunt on their own. When they mature, the same fish will return to the area to spawn, allowing the next generation of fry to utilize the protective Cradle cover
To create a balanced aquatic ecosystem and have the food base/forage be self sustaining, young fish must be able to hide long enough to grow to the preferred size for you predator fish. We want those pan fish about 3"-5" before Mr. Bass gets hold of them for a good meal.
Posted by Joan Anderson on 18th Jul 2021
We purchased 3 of the cradle habitat together in a group and have seen dozens of fry using them already - exactly as we hoped! Also excellent customer service!
Posted by Todd Haskett on 21st Feb 2021
This model works great for fry/ Its the only product I can find that has anything close to a dense button bush. I started buying them three years ago and wanted to wait and see if they did what he said. Year after year they have a bass next to each one with a bed and then fry. I got 30 of them now and an entire school of fish present at all times. Thanks
Posted by Phil Jackson on 19th Jan 2016
This product excells in protecting small fish. I would recommend installing these near prime fishing spots.
Posted by Bill,NC on 21st Apr 2011
We put two in and the shad are thick. We net them for bait. Works perfect.
Posted by Tom Linskady on 20th Apr 2011
Thanks for being the only one to offer something small and fine for fry and forage fish. These cribs rock!