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Native fish aquarium 2 months 4 weeks ago #71242

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I have my 75 gallon aquarium set up with native fish to my home state of Michigan. I have 6 wild caught blue gills that I got out of my pond. I thought I would try keeping natives. I've had good luck with them so far. They are small right now none of them are bigger than 3/4's of an inch. They adapted well to aquarium life. I feed them tetra cichlid mini granules. They act alot like cichlids in my opinion. I'm probably not going be able to keep all of them once they get a little bigger and start showing color I'll decide which 2 I want to keep. I'm going to try for a pair and see if they will breed. Should be pretty interesting.
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 3 weeks ago #71250

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That would be pretty cool. It'll be fun to read about your updates.
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 3 weeks ago #71253

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Native are awesome. One of our Moderators who has not stopped by in a while was major into Natives. In the articles section you can find one of his articles comparing sunfish to cichlids. I believe he has other articles on natives there.
120g - Tiger Oscar, Parrot Cichlid, SDs | 55g - 24 Year Old Kissing Gourami
55g - Angelfish/Bolivan Rams | 40g GBRs - 20g Apistos
65g Blackwater Planted Discus Tank
4 Cats, 2 Shelties, 1 Rat Terrier, 1 wife, 1 old lady, 1 sub-adult, 1 rug rat.
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 3 weeks ago #71256

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Does sound cool.

Bluegill are pretty buggers.
75g a tiger oscar and a green severum
55g community tank with plants
55g goldfish tank
29g community tank with plants
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 3 weeks ago #71257

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I figured I would try some natives because I always wanted to do a native tank. I had a jack dempsey and a large firemouth in the 75 gallon unfortunately my heater malfunctioned and the tank got 110 degrees and killed my fish so I had an empty tank and decided it's time to do the native tank. No heat required since their cold water fish I'll save a little on electricity too.
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 3 weeks ago #71259

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Kylestivers37 wrote:
?...my heater malfunctioned and the tank got 110 degrees and killed my fish...

What kind of heater? How old was it?
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 3 weeks ago #71260

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It was an aqueon 300 watt heater. It was 4 years old.
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 3 weeks ago #71266

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aqueon 300 watt heater

grimaces, not the best heater on the market. Aqueon's have caused me nothing but problems. I don't buy them anymore.
65 gallon
2 yellow tail aceis
1 yellow top finned Lawanda
6 cobue peacock fry
3 female cobue peacocks
2 Synodontis lucipinnis
1 electric yellow

5.5 Gallon
red finned, blue and white marbled Delta tail betta


30 gallon
20 cobue peacock fry

The psych meter has gone from sane to insane.
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 3 weeks ago #71269

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It's so good to hear about native aquariums, and I do love bluegills! Please post some pictures.

-Kamran
My name is ?? I work for SantaMonica
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Native fish aquarium 2 months 1 week ago #71284

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I decided to let the bluegills go back in the pond. I really don't have time to take care of multiple tanks. I took the 75 down and put it in storage. I also have a 125 gallon with an albino Honduran red point. I kept one bluegill and put it with the red point. I've sold alot of my aquariums. I used to have 9 aquariums set up a one time. I'm down to 3 i kept my 20 gallon, my 75 gallon and the nicer of my 125 gallon tanks. I had a 150 gallon, 2 125 gallon tanks, a 90 gallon, a 55 gallon, a 40 breeder, a 40 stretch hexagon, a 29 gallon and 2 10 gallon tanks.
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