Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:00 AM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:10 AM
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Juvenal
Posted 06 August 2007 - 09:35 PM
Posted 06 August 2007 - 10:57 PM
He does very well. Eats well, doesn't startle. He also lets me photograph him in Macro mode underwater.
I did have a problem with the warmouth. He was out-competing the pike for food. The warmouth had to find a home in my Dad's pond.
Boy was my Dad upset about that.
Mishmosh, you owe me!!! That algae laden anubias and red dwarf tiger lily is Mishmosh's (thanks mishmosh.)
Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:04 PM
You will get one.
You may need to get an Indian Reservation fishing license.
You can get 3 similar sized specimens for your 90 tank.
Catching them is the most fun anyways. Sometimes you can catch some nice 24-30 inch pike!!!! Have you ever done that with a cane pole???
Posted 06 August 2007 - 11:20 PM
Here is a Grass Pike map...they are in the Lake....
Here is where they are in Canada.
Find the Tribs of Lake St. Claire.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 08:06 AM
Sweet tank!!!!!! What kind of lighting are you using, if you dont mind me asking.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 09:43 AM
His lighting is 4-55 watt compacts. He uses HUGE CO2 injection (20 pound) and he custom makes his fert. Ya, it makes me sick looking at his aquarium.
I am teaching him about natives, and he is teaching me about plant tending.
I told you Mishmosh, you would get instant recognition once you showed your tank.
Just look at the foreground grass....SHOWCASE!!!!
I think his pike will feel right at home.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 11:45 AM
I can say without a doubt that the red lilies are dwarf tiger lilies (exact species is unknown). They came from bulbs that were purchased at walmart. That towering aponogenton is another bulb that was purchased at walmart. The bulbs cost about 3 bucks for 3 lilies, or 3 bucks for 5 aponogenton.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 12:44 PM
Look at that specimen....underwater photography dude!!!!
I save you time, money, research, technique, and a run-in with the border patrol and I don't even get a..."HEY DUDE, NICE PIC OF A GRASS PIKE."
Harsh dawg, harsh.
Why does mishmosh get all the love???
Posted 07 August 2007 - 03:26 PM
Get yourself a grass pike. They are showcase. Their movements are so graceful and precise. Acclimation may be a little frustrating, but be persistent. My fish is really warming up after 2 weeks. Mishmosh is having a little more problems with his, but I feel his pike will warm-up too.
As for the plants....we can help you get started, but expect some bumps in the road.
We are more of clinicians than technologists when it comes to growing plants. We don't monitor pH levels or NH3 levels. Everything is adjusted based on symptomology in the tank.
If your tank is established, you have a huge head start.
Posted 21 August 2007 - 09:01 PM
Great pic. If you don't mind me asking, what are those other schooling fish you have in there? Are they feeders or for show?
Based on the size of the tank your pickerel looks to be about 9 inches? Do you consider that 58 a good long term setup for the GP? Sorry for the newbie (to NF) questions, thanks!
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