Some Newbie Pictures
Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:55 PM
This is the best freakin site for fish tanks ever! It's like being reunited with family! I never found people into the native fish tanks until now. Well here are a few of my fish in a 20 and 30 tall that I'm breaking down to set up a 90! Woo-Hoo!!! The largie in the pics is now about 10" and is going back to the lake in the spring. He's waiting his time out in a shinner holding tank. The pumpkin sunny became lunch for the largie, DOH, and I still have all my yllw-cats. There are 3 in the picture, but theres seven all together. O yes on question for everyone who can relate,,, do you often get weird looks from people when you out collecting fish,( I call it scoopin). Being 26 and looking like a 4 yr old searching thru my net for tiny fish tends to get me these odd reactions at the lake, pond, or stream I'm at. But its so cool to learn about the biology and fish spcies and sub-spcies. lol
Also sorry for the quality of the pics, I did say I was a newbie
Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:10 PM
Oh yeah, I get the strange looks as well.
Posted 09 February 2007 - 05:16 PM
Sandtiger brings up a good point about release of captive fish. Please take the time to read below links.
NANFA code of ethics
Releasing fish into the wild thread
BTW....Nice pics and nice fish!
Posted 09 February 2007 - 09:26 PM
I do have some issues though. If im out fishing and catch a huge fish and want to weight it in, I always return the fish!!!! Massachusetts does have the same rule about taking fish out of the water: donít put it back! But common, I'm not gonna kill a 8-9lb large mouth, I just want the freakin pin from the state!(if u fish uíll get the reference) I keep it in an aerated cooler , fly back to the bait shop, weight it, measure it, and bring it back- and yet this is technically illegal???? B.S. What about the shiners that are being introduced as food in the ecosystem? You know they aint too healthy either! I'm surprised live bait isnít prohibited in all areas. There are so many ways of contaminating what we touch. We probably shouldn't be taking anything from the wild at all.
Anyhow, thank you for reading my frustration and the advice is highly regarded. Iíll be arguing ur points with a couple buddies now, lol. O yea, I have a baby snaper named earl, he almost two and Iíve had him since he was a quarter size, do I have to keep him forever too??Dang!!!
Posted 09 February 2007 - 10:37 PM
Yes, you might see why I collect all my bait at the waterbody as a mater of ethics
There is always the approach of euthenizing the fish once too large, you just have to accept and be comfortable with that up front. This can be done in a peaceful and inexpensive way using clove oil and a couple drops of alcohol, which you can get any most any health food store. It basically anethesitizes the fish into the great beyond. Smells good too
Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:16 AM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:51 AM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 02:55 AM
Such a beauty!
Posted 10 February 2007 - 03:42 AM
Such a beauty indeed! Looks like a particularly pale green grass pickerel to me.
I think emerald pike is a color mutation of the grass pickerel? the only pics I have seen is from Jonah's:
Such a beauty!
Posted 10 February 2007 - 10:23 AM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 12:38 PM
If you get any more of those color morphs and you're willing to sell them, put me on the list, I'd like to buy one!
I know there were only two of these "emerald" pickerel at jonah's aquarium. I should know they were fish I produced on accident. I breed grass pickerel every year in a small pond, I collect breeders in the fall and then sell the offspring the following spring. A couple years back when collecting young we found 2 of these fish in my pond which are the fish you see pictured at jonahsaquarium.com. I sell 95% of my fish through jonah's. These fish are just a color morph of grass pickerel, they are a very interesting one though. I'm curious are you saying you have found these in the wild some where? if so have they been found frequently?
Posted 10 February 2007 - 01:31 PM
Posted 11 February 2007 - 01:43 AM
I thought once I saw a pic of an albino pike too...pretty cool looking.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 04:50 PM
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