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hey just thought i would ask if any of you guys have ever kept a small gill or other sunnie in a mabey 12-13 gallon tank with some gravel and other stuff.
could you feed them just like meal worms and regular fish food?
how would i find out if it was legall????
thanks for any info
FTB95

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Years ago, I kept 2 big ones in a 10 gallon tank. They did fine, but it was hard to keep the water clean. Youll need a super filter system!
I used to have a large managuenses cichlid (about 12.5 inches long) but it was in a 155 gallon tank with a huge wet/dry filter, the smallest tank you should keep gills in would probably be 55 gallons, 12-13 gallons is way too small.
At least 55 gallons would be better for bluegills however you can have 1 or 2 tiny bluegills in 10 gallons for awhile. Years ago that I kept a few small bluegills and one baby bullhead in 20 gallons tank but lot of work to keep the water stay clean. Chanage about 40 percents of water every week!
You can learn more in google.com to find out other people keep bluegills in fishtank!
i woukld be careful. usually you have to have a special permit to even transport live game fish. I m not sure that you can leagally keep them in a tank at home. Go to your states department of natural resouces web site and email them the question. they will let oyu know for sure.
thanks guys. i was only thinking that i would keep like one of them just for fun.
i would probly get a 20 gallon and after reading what u guys said should invest in a nice filter.
but my guess is it isnt legall so probly bad idea LOL
Funny you should ask, But I caught a big bluegill last weekend and have him in a small horse trough. I call him Frank , which is short for Frankinfish. I got hold of some bluegill growth hormone which i'm giving to him several times a day, plus I"m ringing a bell ever time I feed him. At his advanced growth rate Frank should be at a fighting weight world record , seven and one half lbs. in six weeks. Franks background he is a 12 inch free range bluegill from an oxbow lake in the Mississippi drainage system . He has been fighting alligator gar and flathead catfish all his life , I estimate his age at four plus years. So in six weeks I planning to catch him out of the horse trough and I'll have the new official world record for catching the biggest bluegill. I'll take pictures then, I'll keep you informed.
wow..........im hoping this is a joke. but if not where u gettin them gill hormones ? ;)
Gotta love the southern sense of humor. My old mans from Tupelo so I know what it's like to be a good ole' boy shooting guns in the back yard.But the funny thing is he has a pond in his backyard and I out fish him everytime.My old man is more a worker (ant) than I am (grasshopper) although I learned a lot of good things from my dad,god bless him,love them southern boys to death.Northern boy with a rednecks attitude here,just like a lot of southern guys.
yeah i as thinking about probly just havin 1 or 2 pumkin seeds cause they are so pretty
but i still have to check legality
That is super cool. i wish washington had RES they would be sweet to have or fish for LOL
thats some great advice thanks
FTB95

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