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#41 Irate Mormon

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Posted 07 February 2016 - 11:50 PM

I have seen sticklebacks mixed in with bait minnows in bait shops.  Worth a try.


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#42 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 01:23 PM

What species are common in minnows?

#43 smilingfrog

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:56 PM

What species are common in minnows?

I find brook sticklebacks in with my bait quite frequently.

#44 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 04:18 PM

and how many in my tank>???????



#45 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 01:49 PM

Bumping the tank because I found a lake to collect Iowa/rainbow darters and broom sticklebacks!

#46 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:29 PM

Here is the best pic I have

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#47 Yeahson421

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 02:58 PM

Nice male Iowa! Did you really find Rainbows in a lake? If so, that is significant. Currently there is only one known population of Rainbow Darters that spends all year in a lake.


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#48 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:28 PM

Then it's an Iowa, how do you tell male from female. I'm going to get some Saturday

#49 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 04:13 PM

I'm thinking 1 male 4 female brook sticklebacks and 3 Iowa darters

#50 NotCousteau

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 08:57 PM

Nice! Females are very blandly colored. Shouldn't be too hard to identity them, although male darters can get washed out when immediately collected.

#51 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 09:19 PM

Alright, will that stock work? I don't know...

#52 NotCousteau

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 09:52 AM

Alright, will that stock work? I don't know...

 

Sorry; I don't know. I have no experience with sticklebacks. I think the number of fish is fine; I just don't know about compatibility. Good luck.



#53 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 03:28 PM

Okay, that is awesome

#54 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 06:44 AM

Well not going now....have to wait at least till the 27-28

#55 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 04:10 PM

Bringing this back, tank is making progress

#56 keepnatives

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 07:11 PM

As has already been mentioned earlier in this topic, sticklebacks are not good community tank species.  They love to nip others and are relentless.  Add to that the confines of a 10 gallon tank, you'll have issues.  I'd go with the darters alone even the sticklebacks on their own will be trouble just not enough room for even a few sticklebacks they nip each other too much.  I tried keeping various sex combinations of 3 - 4 in a 10 gallon and none succeeded.  Didn't try just females, though.


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#57 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:53 AM

I'm only doing sticklebacks


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#58 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 08:53 AM

Thinking rocks and a small piece of wood with elodea only


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#59 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 10:50 AM

Next question for you people. Should I replicate my native creek with algae as the main plant with rocks and a submerged dead bush and a pair of sticklebacks? Or just a Minnesota lake with sand and hornwort/elodea and a piece of wood. I'm leaning towards my stream but still unsure.


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#60 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:56 PM

Tank cracked, it's over


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