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#1 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

So UWSP allows you to have a tank of no more than 10 gallons, I was wondering if I could just go to the Wisconsin river and collect 5-6 minnows and keep them In the tank. I will have all native hardscape and plants to.


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#2 sunny17

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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! 



#3 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:37 PM

Okay, so go to a bait store and buy them? I think I'll first quarantine them in the 10 gallon and then add them to the 10 gallon later, or maybe just find a few darters then added a few minnows


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#4 sunny17

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 11:34 AM

Yes, you can buy them from any VHS-free certified dealer which bait dealers need to be.  The DNR also has a link on there website to other fish farms throughout the state that you can buy from that are certified dealers.



#5 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 05:19 PM

Okay, I might do a 3 gallon ghost shrimp tank and then a 7 gallon tropical tank


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#6 mattknepley

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:48 PM

Have you looked into BTDarters? They're right there in Wisconsin, and part of the NANFA fam...

http://www.btdarters.com/
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#7 Irate Mormon

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 07:45 PM

You should look into Walleye.  They will do great!


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#8 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 09:02 AM

I bet a massive walleye would look amazing in a 10 gallon, I think I'll have a 10" walleye as my tank is 10 gallon


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#9 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 09:05 AM

I'm thinking either Johnny or Iowa darters with maybe a few sand shiners and a mudminnow? The tank will have a hang on back filter for flow


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#10 BenCantrell

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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.



#11 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 01:49 PM

Okay, i might just order from btdarters


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#12 BenCantrell

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 09:44 AM

If you need some collecting spots, let me know.  Catching your own is much more satisfying imo.



#13 9darlingcalvi

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 03:42 PM

Okay, thanks


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