|02-06-2013 11:48 PM|
|kwheeler91||Im not going to dog on you for wanting to keep a huge species. Look at all the people who keep arapaima or shovelnose cats etc.... However muskie is probably pushing the bar, thats a BIG fish man. Northerns and walleye are still big fish but as long as the tank was large enough and you could keep the water cool, as well as clean due to their eating habits, more power to you. These types of fish are probably best for ponds though. Grass pickerel stay around 18in (dont quote me) which is a much more managable size for an aquarium fish.|
|02-06-2013 09:14 PM|
|02-06-2013 01:17 AM|
|Eaesko||ive caught pike over 40 inches and muskies over 50. i was wondering more around the Esox family like chain or redfin pickerel|
|02-04-2013 04:51 AM|
Northern Pike are big, beautiful fish, but definitely not suited to a home aquarium.
Walleye still get big, up to 24 inches aren't uncommon... Try Volga pike-perch or (more easily found) Sauger. Or you could try American Pickerel, they get to around 16", doable in a BIG tank.
|02-04-2013 01:26 AM|
|stevenjohn21||Try a pike cichlid and squint your eyes a little , It will look the same :-)|
|02-04-2013 01:23 AM|
|robxc80||try a pickeral instead.|
|02-03-2013 05:58 AM|
Muskies and pikes? Maybe at a Bass Pro pond, but...
Wouldn't keep one in a tank at home. (Above picture is from Torch Lake, MI. Absolutely beautiful, freezing cold lake).
|02-02-2013 03:51 PM|
|Bugeye||RMS in Cleveland, OH has them.|
|02-01-2013 06:02 PM|
Re: Northern Pikes?!
They also would need a chiller because they do not do well in warm water. Mid 60 is best.
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|02-01-2013 04:14 PM|
|james1542||If you could find a legal avenue of purchase, you would probably have to keep these in an outdoor pond.|
|02-01-2013 03:37 PM|
|02-01-2013 04:24 AM|
|wicca27||i really dont know why people buy fish like these and even gar. they are far to big for home tanks and so mean for a fish that size to be in a small tank. and aquariums dont want them most of the time so they get dumped back into the wild with no clue on hunting for food and then get caught on some ones hook. just kinda sad|
|02-01-2013 01:10 AM|
|longgonedaddy||Muskies get big enough to eat ducks. How big is aquarium?|
|01-31-2013 09:35 PM|
|01-31-2013 01:39 PM|
There are also the legal aspects to consider, both on the acquiring end of things and on the keeping end.
I know in Wisconsin it is not legal to go out and catch a fish and take it home for your aquarium or pond. I bought my bluegills from someone who stocks private ponds. As long as I have the receipt I'm on the right side of the law.
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