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02-06-2013 10:48 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 08:14 PM
Originally Posted by Bugeye View Post
RMS in Cleveland, OH has them.
They actually have a whole inventory of local cold water fish (Walleye, smallmouth, largemouth, perch, musky, pike, etc.)
02-06-2013 12:17 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 03:51 AM
blink 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 12:26 AM
stevenjohn21 Try a pike cichlid and squint your eyes a little , It will look the same :-)
02-04-2013 12:23 AM
robxc80 try a pickeral instead.
02-03-2013 04:58 AM
danakin 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 02:51 PM
Bugeye RMS in Cleveland, OH has them.
02-01-2013 05:02 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 03:14 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 02:37 PM
Originally Posted by Eaesko View Post
Anyone have northern pikes or muskies? please share!!
also does anyone know where i could order them online or buy at a fish store around Chicago?
You're kidding right? If not, once you get through the DNR paperwork, Buy yourself a house with a 1500 sq' basement. waterproof it really well and then flood it. This would make a sutible sized aquarium to house a Northern or a Musky
02-01-2013 03:24 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 12:10 AM
longgonedaddy Muskies get big enough to eat ducks. How big is aquarium?
01-31-2013 08:35 PM
Originally Posted by hydrophyte View Post
You would need a huge tank for a northern or a muskie.
Huge is an understatement... I've seen upwards of 30 inch pike, This is a list of large pike caught, it might be a bit outdated but here's an idea of what you could be looking at...
01-31-2013 12:39 PM
Ulupica 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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