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This is a 125 gallon Blue Gill tank I set up about three weeks ago.... I have used live plants and much to my supprise the bluegill has left them alone. Hope you enjoy.....

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looks cool.. I always wanted to do a native tank.. good job!

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Double post for some reason! Sorry!


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I bet that was fun to set up. Looks great. Like looking at the bottom of a river. Great job I love this.


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now thats an eatin' size bluegill raising em for dinner?

i like going down to bass pro and looking at the HUGE native tanks. yours reminds me of that
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That is a huge bluegill. Out here, we can't even call them panfish. They're more like, jeez, I don't know, not that big? The biggest bluegill I ever caught was probably about six inches, maybe. Tha thing looks huge. I'm sure that if you caught a bunch and brought them home, you could raise them to be that big though. I've always thought that a Native tank would look good.


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from fishing a lot of them, they (the smaller ones) like to hide out in rock formations.. Maybe some hard scapes and more blue gills.


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A floating plant, bull, or pond lily would give it some welcome shade and bring out the colors. Have you ever had pumpkinseeds??? They are beautiful, especially in an aquarium, but you have to start with small ones, their transition into captivity is tougher than other sunfish.
Here's an 8" one... the wife caught this one on our honeymoon... you can see the colors, even though it's not the greatest quality.



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Thanks.... I got the blue gill from a customer who is moving over seas. She has had the fish since it was about two inches..... I am thinking of adding a pumpkin seed, lake perch, rockbass, and a catfish..... what are your thoughts on this?
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A floating plant, bull, or pond lily would give it some welcome shade and bring out the colors. Have you ever had pumpkinseeds??? They are beautiful, especially in an aquarium, but you have to start with small ones, their transition into captivity is tougher than other sunfish.
Here's an 8" one... the wife caught this one on our honeymoon... you can see the colors, even though it's not the greatest quality.
I have had pumpkinseeds in the past..... I am thinking of adding one to this tank.... thanks for your advice
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joshua_pope2001 -

You need some shell crackers in there. You would really like their coloration. Bueatiful shades of orange and peach around the head and a nice pink coloration down the sides.

Do you know what kinds of bluegills you have in your area? There are quite a few where I live. I caught one that was about 3 lbs about 15 years ago. It was so big it didn't even look like a sun fish.

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I know that bass are VERY territorial and may not get along well but your tank is very long so YMMV. I agree with pumkin seeds though, they are beautiful, but I'm not sure how your current fish is going to accept newer fish though.
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