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Breeding the Common Shiner

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#1 Guest_Pike Chaser_*

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Posted 14 December 2006 - 03:06 PM

Well I love fishing for "Pike" 8-) of course in sudbury ON, Canada :) .
I do trap my own minnows mainly the minnows of,
choose is the "Common Shiners" we all know.

I find minnows very easy to care for @ this point no problem :)
*What I have as a setup so far is...*
1. A 3 in 1 filter $18.00 lol a 89.8 L clear storage rubber maid tank! :-) .
2. I use the basic tap water condisioner, bassic gold fish flaks to keep,
fish happy:)
3. Do a 50 - 75 % water change about every 2 weeks or so ,
so they have good water so on...

I will have lots of my own minnow
stock for icefishing yes:)
My main goal is to learn asap on breeding these lovely pike food,
in spring so on... I have a few ideas on this topic im not that bad off.
If any one with same interest onsite, could come over an raise,
my pike bait for me that would sweet lol. No no im that bad off
just need a few, pointers so come spring so on...
I have in my tank more then enough pike bait mmmm pike bait! =P~
Please give this Canadian guy a push in the creek tnx all.

An for heck of it I'll try an keep an update of my progress from here on in.
Good thing I have a digital Cam, My first pic of tank water is a lot cleary
need better lighting my bad.

"Pike Chaser"
Sudbury ON, Can

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 01:28 PM

Do you just use the minnow or do you use them on a spoon?

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Posted 13 July 2007 - 04:39 PM

1. A 3 in 1 filter $18.00 lol a 89.8 L clear storage rubber maid tank! icon_smile.gif .

That's a pretty clever setup on the cheap. The clear containers tend to be brittle though, so be careful.

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:05 AM

from the little bit i have read lately because i have fatheads i would like to breed them and shiners if i can find them. The minnows tend to eat their young right away. I was thinking about holding the adults in the upper 1/2 of a stock trough by making a cage out of netting. This way as the eggs hatch and the young start to fall they should pass through the netting and be safe. Secondly you probably want tons of plants in the tanks so the fry can feed off of them untill you can get them to take food. I am also thinking that as soon as you see fry you would probably want to move all the adults into another container so you would not have to change water at all since they need to eat plankton in the water. For the fatheads they sayto just remove the item they lay their eggs on right away and they will lay new eggs. Im not sure but was thinking shiners spread their eggs out.

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