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#1 Leo1234

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:10 PM

I was wondering what they are like in an aquarium. What aquarium size do they need? How big do they get?
Can they live with bluegill, redear sunfish, creek chub, and black crappie?

#2 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:33 PM

2 pounds in about two years would be likely. They are very aggressive feeders and in a small body of water will outcompete most fish. I have only kept one in an aquarium, and not for long. I do have a dozen or so in my pond. White bass would be better suited, even then it should be a pretty big tank. 125 minimum?


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#3 Leo1234

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 06:49 PM

It would go into my 150. All of my fish in there are aggressive feeders. I want one I'm just worried that it would eat my other fish.
I will get one from jonah's aquarium if it won't eat any other fish

#4 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 07:11 PM

They don't have large mouths compared to black basses, so they can't prey on very large fish. I don't have enough experience to say how agressive they are towards other fish, I don't rememember that being a problem just very aggressive feeders.Take the other fish you have named and multiply that by 10 during their early growth phase. Since they don't breed, once they reach 4 pounds or so they seem to slow down alot. At least that is my experience with them in ponds and lakes.

 

 I don't personally think it would be a great idea, but a lot of this is expirimentation, so give it a shot. If it is a problem, you can always cull the fish and relay your observations.

 

They do readily take pellets right from the hatchery, so feed training them is really already done.


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#5 Sean Phillips

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 06:11 AM

I'd do at least a 180 gallon for one, anything with a footprint of 6'x3' or larger being preferable but like Matt said, it's your call. I can almost guarantee you that one would devour your creek chubs as soon as it got big enough though.
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#6 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:53 AM

I did not even see creek chubs on the list. Yeah, they are too slender to not be eaten. 


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#7 Leo1234

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:00 AM

Yeah, I decided to wait on getting the hybrid stripped bass. Instead I will try to get the Sacramento perch in June. Last time I tried to get some the breeder said he couldn't get them to breed so he said to ask again this June.

#8 Sean Phillips

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:31 PM

Yeah, I decided to wait on getting the hybrid stripped bass. Instead I will try to get the Sacramento perch in June. Last time I tried to get some the breeder said he couldn't get them to breed so he said to ask again this June.


Who's breeding Sacramento perch?! I'd love to get ahold of one eventually.
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#9 butch

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:52 PM

Temperate bass tends to do poor in aquariums. I never seen one that lasts a year in an aquarium.

#10 Sean Phillips

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 06:10 AM

Temperate bass tends to do poor in aquariums. I never seen one that lasts a year in an aquarium.


I was planning on trying a small school (3-4) of white bass this year for a Lake Erie themed Biotope I'm planning. I'll have to see how that goes and let people know. I know the Pittsburgh aquarium has had a hybrid striped in their pondquarium outside for many years now and it's very healthy at 3.5'. They also have a single 14" white bass inside in their brook trout tank.
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#11 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:02 AM

Since hybrid striped bass are spawn of man, and are started on prepared foods, and grown out in tanks, I would think they would do very well long term in a tank. They just jet too big too fast and are hogs. I have never tried white bass, but think it is a better choice, though butch may be right that they are touchy.  I do know that if you catch the hybrids out of my pond during hot weather that it can stress them to death.


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#12 mikez

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:43 AM

Not really relevant to OP but New England aquarium has or had some long term striped bass captives. Obviously a much bigger tank than home aquaria but speaks to their ability to survive in captivity.
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#13 smbass

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 09:18 AM

I have always thought yellow bass might make an interesting aquarium fish due to their smaller size. They also have a more definite pattern and bolder markings than other Mornoe sp. that looks interesting to me. I had a chance to keep some young when working in southern WI and IL years ago for a consulting company but have never seen one since. Should have tried it when I had the chance...


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