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    Perch tank

    Discussion in 'Cold Water, Temperate and N.A. Native Fish' started by fatboy8, Feb 26, 2018.

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      Just a heads up: never feed goldfish to fish.
       
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      Just a heads up: never feed goldfish to fish.
       
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      Not sure where you got this information but it is not accurate. The United States record for largest Walleye caught in the wild is 35.5" long. So just short of 3 feet long. I fish walleyes a lot and anything over 30" long is considered a trophy fish.

      For reference, a 26" long walleye is usually around 9 years old. It would take a long time to grow one of these in your tank to a size that big.
       
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      So this 36” walleye here is the world record eh...

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      Actually I apologize taxidermist said 34 3/4” . There was one dnr shocked at the dam that dwarfed it just this year. Potential st record
       
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      I have seen several walleye surpass three ft in public aquariums, when they got them
      They were less than a foot long.

      And again just because it's a bigger than a world record, doesn't mean it's rare or doesn't occur, there are many huge fish that either don't qualify or aren't entered for many reasons.
       
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      That
      That’s kind of a surprise. I’ve only had mine for a few weeks, but he eats anything I put in the tank, flakes, floating pellets, sinking pellets, blood worms, meal worms. He seems to prefer eating off the bottom of the tank but he does also feed at the top.
       
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      Any more pics?
       
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      They are quarantined prior to feeding. No way I'd just go to LFS then dump them in
       
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      Another update. Went away last week and prior to a heavy feeding prior to leaving the malnourished walleye must of went head first into the glass and went belly up. Netted him quickly and noticed his spine was all jacked up. After a few minutes he was back to swimming like nothing had happened. Returned from vacation and you guessed it I lost that walleye. Other then that the other walleye is readily accepting freeze dried food and looks nice and plump. All perch are doing very well with the largest coming in around 8-9" and some impressive girth. Tank has been hanging around 68-70 degrees. I have removed the live plants I had planted due to the fish constant up rooting.
       

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