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#1 Leo1234

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 02:04 PM

I was thinking of getting 4 mudminnows recently and thought I might as well ask about them on here. My aquariums I can put them in are:
If you have any tips on how to keep mudminnows, post them. I would love to hear them

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10 gallon: fathead breeding tank.

                I might move the fathead minnows into my 20 gallon aquarium outside since they wont spawn (they might be too young...)
Positive: It would be in my room and would not be bright.
Negative: upstairs making it hard to clean (does have filter though) need to be fed pellets.

 

20 long (outside): 20+ native treefrog tadpoles.

                          The tadpoles are in there until the grow into frogs, then they will be set free. the tank is outside and gets no care.
Positive: outside,
Negative: gets basically no care.

 

33 long stream: southern redbelly dace, creek chubsuckers, central stonerollers, swamp and greenside darters, banded sunfish, killifish, striped and scarlet shiners.
Positive: very clean water, 2x filters made for 40 gallons, 1 powerhead, 2 airstones hooked up to a pump made for 50+ gallons, planted.
Negative: strong current, lots of fish, bright lighting, most plant growth near surface.

I do have a regular 20 gallon, but I'm using it to raise the 1" logperch I have. What do you think would be the best option.

Also a little side note: I might get rid of some fish because of space reasons. I might even need to take down all of my aquariums since California is in a big drought. If you want some fish, let me know and I will try to figure something out... where should I post the fish I need to get rid of?



#2 Chasmodes

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 04:25 PM

Also a little side note: I might get rid of some fish because of space reasons. I might even need to take down all of my aquariums since California is in a big drought. If you want some fish, let me know and I will try to figure something out... where should I post the fish I need to get rid of?

 

Wow, that stinks!  Sorry to hear that!  

 

I have to ask, is this because water is rationed or some sort of regulation?  Does it apply to other pets also?  Forgive me for not taking the time to search the web for the answer...


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#3 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 05:57 PM

The outside tank that gets no care sounds about perfect for mudminnows. I assume you get mosquito larvae in there?

 

Or put them in with the logperch, I see no problems with that.


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#4 Sean Phillips

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:37 PM

Toss them outside and they'll do great and feed on insects that land on the water. I'm keeping 4 Centrals currently and what I can say is they're very hardy fish that don't move a lot outside of feeding time and like vegetation, lots of vegetation! Don't keep them with anything that can fit them in their mouth (I made the mistake of putting the original 7 with some tiny bullheads and now I only have 4 lol) and don't put them with anything much smaller with them or they'll eat it (in my case, I use them as fry control in an old guppy fry tank with angels and leftover guppies in it so I don't get any more fry from the guppies that are left, the Mudminnows enjoy the consistent live food too :)).
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#5 Leo1234

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:41 PM

The regulation does not apply to pets directly, but they will fine you hundreds of dollars if you use too much water. I think they also made everyone reduce their water usage by 25% (I'm not sure if they made it an extra 25% again). our back yard that has some hard to get tropical plants that are now dying since we can water only 2 times a week and once a week this winter.

I think they get mosquito larvae in there. we use to get a ton in our back yard, but I need to check again since I haven't in a while. I will try to get some and If I have the money I will get some for outside and inside.



#6 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 24 June 2015 - 06:53 PM

More plants equals less water changes. A test kit would also do you well. Just do water changes when the tank needs it rather than on a schedule.

 

Everyone should have mudminners.


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