Blue gill tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by FishGuy101, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    What would i need to set up a ideal blue gill tank and how
  2. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    Bluegills show up in most lakes and ponds I've fished, so I doubt they're particularly fussy. They do appear to like to hang around cover, like plants, though.

  3. Akari_32Fishlore LegendMember

    Also a vey large tank.

  4. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    A very very very large tank. Think 200g+ for a small group. They get massive and are huge waste producers.

  5. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    where i usual fish is a small lake where i can catch 3 or 4 inch ones and i was planing on keping one or 2 in a 20 gallon long for a while releasing them back and doing it again
  6. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

  7. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    That, to me, is the equivalent to sticking you in a closet for a while then letting you out just to do it again... not to be rude just putting it in perspective...

    As for the idea setup, blue gill, that I know of, are schoolers so you'd want at least 6 (that's my magic schooling number for all fish) and at least 350g or a decent backyard pond for the group... they ones we've ever caught have always been near lots and lots of foliage and dead trees that have fallen in the water so plants are a must have...

    Also once you catch something from the wild it is never, ever a good idea to release it as you chance letting something the other fish have no immunity to leech into the water and could kill an ecosystem (worst case scenario but still a very real one...
  8. RogueAgent94Fishlore VIPMember

    Not to mention it is illegal.
  9. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    they would be alone in the tank
  10. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    the lake is on my friends property he cheked it out its legal
  11. monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    No releasing something that has been in your care is illegal...
  12. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    it is ?
  13. YeoyWell Known MemberMember

    Absolutely. You could release some sort of disease or snail or fungus or anything into the wild. Very dangerous. If you catch them you have to keep them. You'd be better off getting some cool fish you can keep in the 20gal longterm.
  14. FishGuy101Valued MemberMember

    ok i was realy hoping i could put one i caught in my friends lake but ok

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