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#1 dnorris89

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 09:33 AM

I've caught many but never kept any. I've now added a few to both tanks. Tanin tank (40 ga) now has 3 creek chubs and 1 bluehead, all about 3" long. Small desk tank (6 ga) has six blueheads? of various small sizes. I'll move them to the 40 as they get bigger. Any special considerations I need to be aware of? I've heard they're pretty easy.

#2 JasonL

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 04:30 PM

I kept creek chubs briefly.

My experience was they will eat almost anything, including each other, if there is enough of a size discrepancy. I also don't think a 40 gallon tank is big enough long term for them though it should work for awhile.

#3 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 07:06 PM

Jason is right.  I kept some 4-6 inch Creek Chubs with a small bullhead cat  They do eat everything and are pretty tough.


I also keep bluehead chubs with mixed schools of yellowfin shiners and other locals.  They are very peaceful most of the time even when there is a size difference.  Their mouths are not as huge as Creek Chubs so they are not as likely to each a shiner or darter.

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#4 mattknepley

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Posted 04 September 2018 - 08:41 PM

The only fish my Blueheads ever gave trouble to was a Creek Chubsucker. And I think that had more to do with the timid nature of the chubsucker than anything the blueheads did. Kept the Blueheads with many different shi
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#5 dnorris89

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Posted 05 September 2018 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for the info! They seem to be adjusting to tank life just fine so far.

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