Posted 08 June 2008 - 05:47 PM
Also, i have some snails that came from the lake that are starting to reproduce. I hope to get an orangespotted sunfish soon but will it do anything to control the snail population? Will it pick on the pickerel? (i heard they are one of the least agressive sunfish)
Also, does anyone know a name of tall long-leafed plant that i can maybe pick up at petsmart or the like?
Sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:00 PM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 03:08 PM
A grass pickerel in captivity will rarely get over 10 inches, and if it does it will take a long tiime to get there. A 30L is plenty big enough for a redfin/grass pickerel or two (if they get along). The NYS record for a redfin was 14" out of Lake Champlain. At 2.2 lbs that was a big, fat, old grass snake!
Posted 27 February 2009 - 09:27 AM
I like using java moss and/or nanja (guppy) grass in with the pickerel to really give small fish some cover so that the feeders will last longer. Pickerel will eat until there is not eating left to be done.
Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:25 AM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 10:54 PM
I'm thinking sunfish MIGHT work though. I have some ideas that I will try out this spring.
my tank is lonely with only one 7 inch Pickerel
Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:31 AM
I've noticed that my Pickerel does not mess with bottom feeders though....so a catfish just might work, until it grows large enough and eats the pickerel.
one thing I have begun looking into are South American fish. They typically are in mid 70 degree water, and aren't as aggressive as Africans. Granted, this isn't a native fish, but beats an otherwise mostly empty tank.
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