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So I ended up with a 1" probably Bluegill... im trying to find a good profile on the fish similar to the profiles here and nothings doing... can anyone send me a link to a good bluegill page?
|Posted 16-Sep-2007 05:34|
Keep 'em in a decent sized tank with a couple friends (they're schooling/shoaling) at about 70-75f with a pH of around 7ish. Give 'em some plants to hide in and some rocks to dig in, and they should be fine.
Most other questions regarding breeding, sizing, sexing, etc could probably be answered by looking on fishing websites o.O
Edit: It'd be a good idea to double check with your state and local law enforcement/GFP to be sure that it is legal to keep them in a tank.
Also, I re-read what I wrote first, and realized that it sounded a bit harsh/arrogant. I didn't mean it that way, I guess that's just how it turned out.
|Posted 16-Sep-2007 06:05|
no you dont sound harsh, you are in fact an incredable baller of sorts thanks for the help... but do you know of any sites dedicated to keeping native species?
|Posted 16-Sep-2007 08:23|
Nope, I don't know of any sites for keeping native species. A google search would probably yield some results.
I've kept bluegill, sunfish, bullheads, and several other native species for short (less than 6 months) periods of time. I usually either gave them away to someone with a bigger tank or re-released them into the wild.
|Posted 16-Sep-2007 18:27|
Taking life on an angle
Heres a website dedicated to Native fish: North American Native Fish Association.
Hope it provides with the info you may need or at least point you in the right direction.
|Posted 16-Sep-2007 18:55|
Someone once gave me this site for native fish also.
|Posted 16-Sep-2007 22:49|
thanks guys... I had ran across that site but passed over the forums not even realizing they were there... appriciate the help!!!
|Posted 17-Sep-2007 05:00|
glad to hear there is someone else out there with the interest of keeping fish native to NA, yes poisonwaffle brings up a very good point, check with your states dept. of fish and wildlife, a few have strick regulations, some like WA do not allow ANY indeginous species kept in live/captive form, however they do allow some species from other states providing proof of sale and point of origin in form of a transport permit. as far as finding tankmates, check out this site, http://www.jonahsaquarium.com/
keep in mind that most of these are seasonal, so check back regularly.
good luck and keep us posted
|Posted 25-Sep-2007 01:00|
johnas is a great site!!! but sadly I wont be able to put the aquarium of my dreams together for a year... my cousin will be taking care of all my animals untill I return so we can start from there
|Posted 04-Oct-2007 23:11|
I gave up and put my natives in my 1500 gallon pond this spring. It's 5' deep so I can probably keep them in there year round.
Edit - Hah. Just saw the date on the thread. Hope it worked out
|Posted 24-May-2008 05:59|
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