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#41 BrookKeeper

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 02:51 PM

I'm my ~2 years of laziness since I first started talking about my 150, I have failed to start a link.  I blame the fish for distracting me.  Perhaps I should now.  You'll certainly see it if/when I do.


You'll find a lot of truly, expert-level, husbandry and scientific information on stream inhabitants such as shiners, darters, chubs, suckers, sunfish, catfish, and some oddballs on the forum.  To my knowledge, you're the first one in a while to discuss keeping any trout.

I think you should! If you are anything like me, you already have a ton of great pictures somewhere... just throw one out there and let the conversation roll! I think this site is a great resource, I just wish it had a little more activity. 

 

People casually mention a desire to keep them, but I think this is the first truly committed and successful venture on the forum.

Yea, this is the one query that I did run on the site before posting... I looked around for threads about trout and found a few people asking about the logistics of doing it, and a couple reply from people who said that had done it in the past, but nothing solid.

 

Glad I could bring some "[commitment and success]" to the forum! I still need to bring some new media to the thread... all in due time. I am going to be doing some sampling soon, maybe I will find something worth bringing home...



#42 BrookKeeper

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 11:04 AM

As long as they get a steady supply of superworms, why bother with something that they have to expend more calories to obtain. I think trout and char have perfected this lifestyle.

This is the assumption I am operating under! So far, so good.



#43 creekcrawler

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Posted 23 September 2015 - 01:06 PM


 

People casually mention a desire to keep them, but I think this is the first truly committed and successful venture on the forum.

 

Done it. Although after a year and a half, all my brookies' neighbors (darters, dace, etc.) started to disappear rapidly.

 

I kept them well fed, but they decided to add to their diet.

 

I brought home some feeders for them one day. Feeders must have had ich, they took out the trout in less then a week :(.

 

I was surprised how fast they grew - these were a little over  2 years old  -

 

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Here's a video when they were kids -

 

 

Presently waiting on the chiller to be repaired, went back to "regular" natives for the time being.



#44 BrookKeeper

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 08:26 AM

 
Done it. Although after a year and a half, all my brookies' neighbors (darters, dace, etc.) started to disappear rapidly.
 
I kept them well fed, but they decided to add to their diet.
 
I brought home some feeders for them one day. Feeders must have had ich, they took out the trout in less then a week :(.
 
I was surprised how fast they grew - these were a little over  2 years old  -
 
1009111846a.jpg
 
Here's a video when they were kids -
 

 
Presently waiting on the chiller to be repaired, went back to "regular" natives for the time being.


Cool! What size tank was that, 55/75?

#45 creekcrawler

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 01:42 PM

Naw, that's a 150 gallon tank also.



#46 creekcrawler

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 01:56 PM

that's a 150 gallon also.

 

Pic of the chiller/pump set up -

 

Loved feeding them large freeze krill, the surface action was crazy! They would hit the screen about 3-4 inches above the waterline when they jumped their dinner.

 

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