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Native fish to keep with red eared sliders?

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#1 Froggyl

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Posted 01 November 2023 - 09:10 AM

Been keeping Misquito fish with my pair of young sliders for a few months now. I'll be upgrading their tank to a 75 gallon soon, and i want to put some more native fish with them. I live in kentucky and intend to catch the fish myself, any suggestions or information i should know?

#2 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 02 November 2023 - 08:34 PM

Better be something large enough to take care of itself and tolerant of the poor conditions that turtles create.  In general I do not recommend keeping fish with sliders, but if you are gonna try, then I would look for something like a handful of creek chubs (or down here, I would go with the somewhat smaller dixie chub,

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