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#1 ajverret

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:15 AM

Anyone here from La, started a native tank and curious to see what ppl are raising

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#2 ajverret

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 11:21 AM

My tank so far, i think what i have are bluegill, green sunfis, not real sure on the larger one.
Also added some shiners and kilifish from the bait shop34b689bd63914e5a2937bd999226f4ce.jpg9698f915eb836a1c614f257be374846e.jpg6c2acd8f60b5cea2870e29ef49d4bc1b.jpg55642473714465b34aec8dfcd82ec9bc.jpg691ba85e574a6efdced9fbb3a0a4644a.jpg

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#3 littlen

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 12:04 PM

Cool tank.  Eventually your catfish will be the last/only fish or animal left.


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#4 ajverret

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 04:05 PM

Cool tank.  Eventually your catfish will be the last/only fish or animal left.

Why is that, these were alk taken from the same tree

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#5 littlen

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 06:10 AM

It will eat them all. Especially as it grows even bigger.
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#6 mattknepley

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 06:23 AM

It will eat them all. Especially as it grows even bigger.


Most likely. But they are pretty neat fish, so if you (OP) aren't attached to any of the other fishes, it might be pretty cool watching Mr. Whiskers grow. Nice tank.
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#7 gerald

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 08:26 AM

Keep an eye out for Flexibacter (Columnaris) infection -- one of the killifish has some white patches - it's very common on bait fish.  Small sunnie is definitely bluegill, larger one is not a green but i'm not sure what it is: could be another bluegill (the Florida/Coppernose variety has red fins) or maybe a longear female, or spotted sun, or ???   Yellow bullhead (white chin whiskers), golden shiners.


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#8 ajverret

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:53 PM

Thw sunfish has some red tint to its fins

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#9 ajverret

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

When the bullhead gets too big he will go into a buddies pond

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#10 ajverret

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 01:55 PM

It looks like scars on the kilifish from being in a big holding tank

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#11 brackishdude

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 02:00 PM

I'm down in BR and me and my boys are stocking our 180 gal with brackish fish from lake pontchartrain and from along the coastal marsh whenever we go fishing.  Lots of neat stuff!



#12 mytell2

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:03 PM

I'm down in BR and me and my boys are stocking our 180 gal with brackish fish from lake pontchartrain and from along the coastal marsh whenever we go fishing.  Lots of neat stuff!



#13 mytell2

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 03:08 PM

I'm down in BR and me and my boys are stocking our 180 gal with brackish fish from lake pontchartrain and from along the coastal marsh whenever we go fishing.  Lots of neat stuff!


Hi I’m in St Tammany parish and my family is interest in setting up a native Louisiana tank also. We have a 75 gallon tank. We have a camp on the pearl river that we would like to replicate that area. Any ideas on the best way to hardscape it. Gonna catch a couple red belly perch or maybe a catfish. We have even caught gar off our dock. Would appreciate any advice


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#14 brackishdude

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 11:36 AM

If you have a camp on the Pearl River, particularly if it is near the gulf, and even more so if you have a boat, You are in hog heaven for the unusual variety of fish seen at the junction of marine and fresh water.  If you take minnow traps, scoop nets, and casting nets into the marsh, you can probably catch everything I have and more.

 

I have 180 gallon tank with baby Mullet, striped Killi, marsh Killi, least Killi, diamond killis, Blue fin Killi, Rainwater Killi, sheepshead Minnow, inland silversides, hermit crabs, code goby, sailfin molly, jade goby, and mosquito fish.

I keep the tank at about 1.005-7 specific gravity, and a surprising variety of both fresh and saltwater fish are quite happy there.



#15 brackishdude

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 11:46 AM

the bluefin killi were bought off of aquabid, native to ala and fla, but not here.  everything else we caught.



#16 ttommyp

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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:16 AM

My tank so far, i think what i have are bluegill, green sunfis, not real sure on the larger one.
Also added some shiners and kilifish from the bait shop34b689bd63914e5a2937bd999226f4ce.jpg9698f915eb836a1c614f257be374846e.jpg6c2acd8f60b5cea2870e29ef49d4bc1b.jpg55642473714465b34aec8dfcd82ec9bc.jpg691ba85e574a6efdced9fbb3a0a4644a.jpg

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Second from the bottom looks like a green/bluegill hybrid. Big mouth, definitely has some greenie in it

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#17 EBParks

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:00 PM

I'm originally from south Louisiana in Terrebonne Parish. I'd say some sheephead minnows and red spotted and longer sunfish would be a great addition to a LA tank.


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#18 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 03:07 PM

Hi I’m in St Tammany parish and my family is interest in setting up a native Louisiana tank also. We have a 75 gallon tank. We have a camp on the pearl river that we would like to replicate that area. Any ideas on the best way to hardscape it. Gonna catch a couple red belly perch or maybe a catfish. We have even caught gar off our dock. Would appreciate any advice


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Red belly perch? Redbreast sunfish maybe?  Is this what you guys call red belly perch? https://www.google.com/search?q=redbreast+sunfish&client=firefox-b-1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiuptqmvKvaAhVq5YMKHbn8D8EQ_AUICigB&biw=1366&bih=646#imgrc=_  

Local names can be pretty confusing.


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#19 Irate Mormon

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:24 AM

All youse guys from Louisiana - you should consider becoming official NANFA members. I have been known to operate in your area.


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#20 travishaas

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 12:12 AM

I'm in New Orleans and some of my favorite LA fish from the past include Flagfin Shiners and Sailfin Mollies. And speaking of brackish fish, Hogchoker are lots of fun.


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