native fish

  1. M

    Bullhead Ignoring food and color change

    Hi, I'm worried about my bullhead (pretty sure a brown bullhead) so I wanted to see if anyone has had a similar experience. He is about 7 years old and 16 inches, so he may just be nearing the end of his life, but if he has a disease I will try to treat him. Right now, he's alone in a ~200...
  2. xenacanth9

    (Native Experts Only!) Fish ID?

    I collected this small, silvery fish in a brackish river (near the Chesapeake Bay) in Virginia. I would estimate it is about 1-2", and is likely a juvenile of whatever species it belongs to. Seems to be a bottom dweller in nature, though swims in the middle too. Very active and seems to be...
  3. H

    Need help identifying parasite

    I have a 53 gallon tank with one pumpkinseed and one bluegill, both taken from the same pond at the same time, about 3 weeks ago. Tank is cycled and has been running for 6+ weeks using the fishless cycling process; my ammonia and nitrites have been 0ppm for 2+ weeks, while nitrates are generally...
  4. xenacanth9

    Advice on Longnose Gar

    I've been working on a (coldwater/temperate) pond. I'd say that by the time I'm done digging out the width, it'll be at least 1000 gallons. Now, that brings me to my next point. I've been thinking about catching one or two Longnose Gars for it at some point in the relatively near future, because...
  5. M

    New 125 gallon native setup

    I've owned tanks for a number of years. 55g saltwater, 75g freshwater, and 29g community reef. Sold all my tanks and setup about 6 years ago and getting ready for a brand new setup. 125g tank with a fluvalfx6 with natural driftwood and river rock. Currently have my driftwood and river rocks...
  6. vitaly

    The Portuguese man o' war In Aquarium!!!

    I've picked up a Portuguese Man of War from the beach and stuck it in my 30 gallon salt water tank for a closer look. These jellies wash up on Hollywood Beach all the time. So I figured, why not. I've kept two of them for 3 days and fed them some frozen mysid shrimp. They water got very funky...
  7. vitaly

    Massive Puffer Swarm!!!

    I've attracted a huge swarm of baby checkered puffers by offering some cocktail shrimp. All puffers love eating seafood: shrimp, scallops, clams, and crabs. They can't resist it. These are native North American puffers Sphoeroides testudineus. They frequent brackish and marine estuaries...
  8. Benthebassmaster

    Smallmouth bass tank size

    I know a large mouth bass needs at least like a 8 ft tank but does a smallmouth need that much room. I was wondering if it could be in a 180 gallon tank
  9. itrebebag99

    Carp Feeding off Method Lead

    Got some footage of some carp feeding off of a method lead, as well as a few other native species.
  10. R

    For Sale  look for 5-7 inch smallmouth bass and a largemouth or spotted bass

    willing to trade 5-7 inch oscar and 4-6 inch azul peacock bass
  11. vitaly

    Fish Trap Testing: South Florida Cichlids

    South Florida is the place to be, if you are a North American native fish keeper. However, in addition to native fish, there are also invasives and exotics. I went out to a lake near my house to test out my brand new fish trap. While I had no luck with it, I got a chance to see a ton of Mayan...
  12. vitaly

    Oyster Reef Gobies

    The South Florida Oyster reef is home to at least two goby species: crested goby (Rhinogobiops nicholsii), and naked goby (Gobiosoma bosc). These two amazing fish are very friendly and Inquisitive. They came up two me every time I have approached their oyster home. Two of them even followed...
  13. vitaly

    My Oyster Reef Report

    i went out to look for oyster crabs, but ended up finding some mud crabs and a blenny. check it out. the blenny is in my freshwater tank right now. also, please sign up to my youtube channel
  14. Lawton C

    pond stocking

    What do yall think about having North American native fish such as bass, channel cats, sunfish, and etc in an outdoor pond year round??
  15. K

    Stock tank in an unheated greenhouse

    I'm in the process of building a greenhouse (unheated) and I plan to put a ~100 gallon stock tank in it to help moderate the greenhouse temperatures (thermal mass). I hope and think that it will not freeze (or maybe just freeze over the top) but I don't know that. Also, even with vents open...
  16. A

    New muskie

    Got two new muskie in today in the quarantine aquarium for a few weeks until they're ready to go into the 240 with the other monsters.
  17. itrebebag99

    Should I Feed Fish in the Winter

    I keep my bullhead catfish in an unheated basement, and I figure that it should be fine, since they are native fish. However, since the water temperture has dropped, the bullhead has not been feeding very much, and is leaving lots of uneaten food. Should I stop feeding him, or reduce feeding to...
  18. S

    Rock Bass Laid Eggs. What Do I Do?

    Well i accidentally managed to breed rock bass in my 29 gallon tank. Before you rant that 29 gallons isn't enough for 2 rock bass i know that i had put my female rock bass in there as a temporary thing because my bigger tank hadn't arrived yet. Anyways i came home one day to a pile of fertilized...
  19. J

    Bluegill questions

    I am from Oklahoma and I want to do a native Oklahoma tank. I have a 36 gallon fully cycled tank. I want to catch wild bluegill and set up territories and such for them in my tank. Is my 36 big enough or do i need a bigger tank? If so, how many bluegill can I put in my 36?
  20. itrebebag99

    Silver Carp Control Methods

    What is everyone out there's opinion on the best method for controlling populations of silver and bighead carp? There is a lot people saying that a food market for them should be started. I think many Americans will have a problem with eating fish fillets with so many bones. Also, the small...