10 gallon native Wisconsin dorm tank
Posted 14 January 2017 - 06:59 PM
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:58 PM
You could catch the minnows, however I don't believe you can transport them away from the water legally? I believe this has to do with the VHS rules that have been in place for a while now. Maybe someone else could verify, but I believe that would be correct in Wisconsin?
Your best bet may be to buy some minnows from a bait dealer and do a proper quarantine. You can find some interesting minnows (dace, darters, shiners, etc.) in different bait stores!
Posted 20 January 2017 - 11:25 AM
You can call the DNR and request a permit to collect non-game fish from non-VHS waters for personal aquarium use. The guy to contact is Eikenberry, Eric J - DNR <Eric.Eikenberry@wisconsin.gov>. I used that permit for about 2-3 years when I lived in Wisconsin. There is a list of common sense rules that you will have to agree to, and you will need to send a report to the DNR whenever you collect fish and bring them home. Overall it's pretty simple and perfect for what you're looking for.
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