I'm thinking about doing a tank with shiners, daces, darters and the like.
Already part of the Facebook group!chromedome52 said:Look up the North American Native Fishes Association. I have friends in this group with tanks of some really beautiful minnows. People are always amazed at the color of some of our native species.
Pumpkinseed are absolutely gorgeous. Green sunfish are really pretty and have a lot of personality. If your tank is big enough, rock bass are pretty amazing too.Frank the Fish guy said:I recently learned that in China, they sell the 'rare North American pumpkinseed fish' as a high priced prized exotic aquarium fish.
Last time I went fishing with my kids we caught a dozen!
Meanwhile, we pay $100 for a rare Piccaso Trigger fish. I was in French Polynesia and I saw the local kids catch Piccaso Triggers at the shore, and eat them in a sandwich!
I think your minnow tank will be awesome! The rare North American Dace!
We have a fish in the Patuxent river called 'Fall fish'. I've always wanted to start a tank of these guys.
Even netting for minnows would feel like an expedition. The sunfish we kept were all caught on a hook thoughQCAquaholic said:I've been looking into microfishing so I can just catch my own. I have pretty much everything except size 20 or smaller hooks.