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#6146875 - 02/03/18 06:28 PM 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc
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Registered: 02/23/14
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Loc: Louisiana
Anyone else keep aquariums? Shiner tanks count too.



Might not be a very large following here, but I知 sure someone else has em. What痴 your setup like? I致e done it several times throughout my life, but I知 just starting up again for the first time in 2-3 years. I知 doing it for my kids, but I like it too. I have a 30 gallon aquarium. Nothing crazy, just some assorted Platys and Mollies, the algae sucker fish, Tetras, and some snails. One day I壇 like to have a large aquarium wall, coffee table, or some other neat aquarium and put some bass/crappie/eels or anything really. If I used much live bait, I think I壇 definitely have some sort of shiner/live bait setup.

Last time, I put whatever I壇 find in it. At one time, I had about 8 stone crabs and a couple small snapping turtles. As a kid, I had a small alligator snapping turtle, and as you could imagine, it was only a matter of time before my grandfather had no more guppies.


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#6146943 - 02/03/18 07:04 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 12/29/06
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Loc: Three Lakes,WI 67
I had 16 tanks when I was in college, living at home. Nice little side business raising angelfish and albino catfish for sale to pet stores. That was over 40 years ago. Now I just put an aerator in my minnow bucket. LOL
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#6147027 - 02/03/18 08:01 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 5287
Loc: Central Oregon
My 13 yo son has done great creating a reef tank with live coral

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#6147032 - 02/03/18 08:03 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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#6147035 - 02/03/18 08:04 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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#6147082 - 02/03/18 08:35 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 657
Loc: Saskatchewan
Really enjoy my aquariums. I have 2, 55 gallon and 2, 10 gal tanks. I use the 10 gallon tanks to grow plants for my larger tanks and to grow out fry. Nice relaxing hobbie I've enjoyed since being a youngster.

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#6147090 - 02/03/18 08:45 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
SecretSquirrel Offline
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Registered: 12/27/17
Posts: 34
Loc: Indiana
I used to have a small 30 gallon tank with some fish in it. It had a giant and I mean GIANT algae sucker that literally ruled the tank. I also had a small minnow I had caught from the creek in there. The minnow grew to at least 4". I was amazed by how long it lived. I'm thinking about a tank or very small outside "garden" pond for some bass or bluegill.

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#6147127 - 02/03/18 09:10 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 11366
Loc: Anchorage, Alaska
I have a 45-gallon Lake Tanganyika tank beside me as I work. Current inhabitants:

3 male X. kilesa, a sand-sifter. Very active with subtle colors. They keep the bottom stirred up.

4 Synodontis lucipinnis. Most active catfish I've ever kept. These little buggers swim all over and will even feed on the surface, upside down.

2 Cyprochromis females.

1- Lamprologus compressiceps. To pick off the brood if any other fish start mating.

1 - Plecostomus catfish, for clean-up.

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#6149726 - 02/06/18 08:01 AM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 6793
Loc: Louisiana
Antigov, tell him that looks incredible. Makes me want to get a saltwater tank now
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#6149786 - 02/06/18 09:01 AM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Minnesota
I've had Several freshwater tanks over the years, The saltwater tanks take too much time and investment for me.
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#6149868 - 02/06/18 10:48 AM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
Drakej Offline
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Registered: 12/24/07
Posts: 1079
Loc: Kanabec Cty, MN
Any amount of any fish in a tank and a small dogfish = just the dogfish in short time, lol. Anything that can fit thru the mouth disappears, fish, amphibian or turtle! Grew up with, and parents still have, a 8x10 room divider of aquariums that have held anything that lives in fresh water in them over the years(except saltwater, never got into that). Many hours watching fish, great enjoyment.
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#6155762 - 02/12/18 02:23 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 02/23/14
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Loc: Louisiana
Today I bought some red tailed sharks, glo tetras, and a couple other neat fish that I don稚 know what they are. The glo fish will look good with a black light.


Store had some of those giant algae eaters. I didn稚 realize they got so big. These were at least a foot
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#6155785 - 02/12/18 02:42 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 01/19/14
Posts: 1457
Loc: Shenandoah County, VA
we've got a pond with koi.

pretty sure they are natural (they were there when we bought the house wink )

i dont do much with them - other than feed occassionally and make sure the water is moving through.
there's about 6 that are over 15", another 20 between 6" and 15" and hundreds under 6"

I've put a few government trout in there, but don't think they have survived.
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#6155811 - 02/12/18 03:13 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
Northmocats Offline
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Registered: 12/09/15
Posts: 282
Loc: Northern Missouri
During the spring and summer I have a 100 gallon poly tank running, with bluegills and other bait. Have a cheap ebay 100 gallon filter on it , seems to work great the last couple years. Allows myself to have bait to fish for flatheads.

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#6155812 - 02/12/18 03:14 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 8014
Loc: Oakland, MS
James does your catfish look like this?
I picked these up at Wally World for my 60 hex tank. They were in a cory tank and they sure aren't a cory. Appears they are going to get too big for my tank set up now. Couple bleeding hearts,blood fins and some rummy nose along with a Plecostomus so far. Working on getting plants going as my nitrate level is higher then I like.
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#6155873 - 02/12/18 04:39 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 01/31/18
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Loc: Baca county, Colorado
Those catfish look like synodontis of some sort. They are from africa.

I raise cories for hobby and resale. Have various tanks going, and always adding more.........

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#6156263 - 02/12/18 11:56 PM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 8014
Loc: Oakland, MS
I was up to 5 tanks at one time and decided I needed to cut back LOL. Selection here even going to Memphis or Jackson,MS is slim. I prefer the Australian Rainbows but can't find them here.
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#6156279 - 02/13/18 01:32 AM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 12/26/06
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Loc: Anchorage, Alaska
Those are a Synodontis catfish, not sure what species. Not the lucipinnis, which stay small and are very active. I'm pretty sure I once owned a fish like the one on the right in that photo, but I don't recall which Synodontis it is.

Synodontis don't get that big. I've seen them up to six inches long or so. They will be predatory at that size.

Jim


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#6156285 - 02/13/18 03:48 AM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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#6156540 - 02/13/18 10:31 AM Re: 覧覧Aquariums/Bait Tanks/Goldfish Ponds, etc [Re: Aix sponsa]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 8014
Loc: Oakland, MS
Think found the closest match. Seems they change color as the age from black and white to brown and black. There are also hybrids as well that will make identification harder. https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/1594/?pcatid=1594 At any rate will need a bigger tank or re-home them in the near future.
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