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Beautiful fish!

But if I could give a suggestion, I would highly recommend providing a bunch of artificial weeds at one end of the tank so that she can hide and feel secure when she wants to. When fish are completely exposed like that they get stressed and that can lead to many problems.

Best of luck!

-Shore

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People who put wild fish into tanks that they will outgrow in a matter months are not cool.

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People who put wild fish into tanks that they will outgrow in a matter months are not cool.

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Nice fish Bassmaster!

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[ Feeding time is the best ;)

Cool, get used to it though, you'll be doing it often. That fish needs 2/3 it's body weight/ day. I personally, could.t afford it.

People who put wild fish into tanks that they will outgrow in a matter months are not cool.

Good point Bizz, but only 1 of about 10 that have been covered on the topic repeatedly.

Plase read up before harvesting a wild gamefish. There are state laws, possible disease factors when you release it after realizing you really can't afford to feed it enough, and numerous other factors involved.

There are fish farms that produce beautiful pets, please leave the wild ones where they are. :)

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People who put wild fish into tanks that they will outgrow in a matter months are not cool.

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Nice fish Bassmaster!

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After Doing plenty of research the little 6 inch bass has a year in the 25 al tank at least, but b4 a year he/she will be in a 200-250 gal tank. Go into Cabelas or BPS and tell them they are not cool for having a school of 10 5lb fish in 1 500 gal tank.

For the record i realized it was dumb to try to be cool and quit trying to be cool 20 years ago in High School so if i don't fit into the clique or am not thought of as cool WHO CARES!!!! I do what i like and like what i do and if others don't like it oh well thats there choice, & if they do like it COOL!!

THANX to all who posted!!!

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Cool, get used to it though, you'll be doing it often. That fish needs 2/3 it's body weight/ day. I personally, could.t afford it.

$5 buys a ton of minnows a week, plus worms and frogs are just a walk out my back door. Most people spend 20-40 a week on beer or 5-10$ a day on tobacco well i dont do either so this is my habit if you want to call it that.

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For the record i realized it was dumb to try to be cool and quit trying to be cool 20 years ago in High School so if i don't fit into the clique or am not thought of as cool WHO CARES!!!! I do what i like and like what i do and if others don't like it oh well thats there choice, & if they do like it COOL!!

THANX to all who posted!!!

Bassmaster17....this has nothing to do with any clique's. The pet bass topic gets talked about quite often around here. A few are ok with it, most are not. You should expect to get flamed a little bit. As long as it doesn't get out of hand on either side, the thread can run, otherwise it will get pulled.

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BassMaster I have a little fish in my aquarium I just got about a week ago. Im gonna try and put a pic of it on here soon because I dont quite know what it is. It looks like a mix between a bass and bream. It is really neat watching him eat. When I first put him in I had 8 goldfish and 2 beta fish in the tank and he ate them all in about 4 days. I only got to see him attack one beta fish, it was really neat, he snuck up on him behind some fake weeds and engulfed him but then the beta fish somehow got out. For the next 2 days I jsut went out and found grasshoppers and crickets, they didnt last more than a second in the water. I bought some fishing worms and thats what Im feeding him right now, its amazing how fast he can get a worm down. I swear one worm was longer than him and he ate it in 2 gulps. I think you should add some fake weeds or a fake plant or something, they have them at walmart and my fish seems to like them. Cool fish though

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I have to agree with the others in the thread who have suggested adding some plants for cover. Without somewhere to hide the fish will be stressed, that could lead to an early demise.

I think it will help in the long run to change the white gravel in the tank to something darker. Natural river stone shades would be great. Light color gravel has a tendency to wash out the fishes colors.

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The poor thing sure could use some structure on the bottom.

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I have to agree with the others in the thread who have suggested adding some plants for cover. Without somewhere to hide the fish will be stressed, that could lead to an early demise.

I think it will help in the long run to change the white gravel in the tank to something darker. Natural river stone shades would be great. Light color gravel has a tendency to wash out the fishes colors.

Living 60 miles from a town with store other than a local general merchandise store, so you take what you can get when you can get it. Especially wth todays gas prices. In due time there will be some darker, rocks and some fake weeds but for now he/ she is fine. She swims up to the side of the tank whenever someone approches it, its not like she sees a shadow and scatters and trys to hide. She loves the attention.

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I have to agree with the others in the thread who have suggested adding some plants for cover. Without somewhere to hide the fish will be stressed, that could lead to an early demise.

I think it will help in the long run to change the white gravel in the tank to something darker. Natural river stone shades would be great. Light color gravel has a tendency to wash out the fishes colors.

Living 60 miles from a town with store other than a local general merchandise store, so you take what you can get when you can get it. Especially wth todays gas prices. In due time there will be some darker, rocks and some fake weeds but for now he/ she is fine. She swims up to the side of the tank whenever someone approches it, its not like she sees a shadow and scatters and trys to hide. She loves the attention.

No,...it's starving and has associated your approach with "food".

Put it in it's natural environment and see which of us is right. I'm thinking it won't hang around at your ankles waiting for more "attention".

I hate being hard on someone but you clearly haven't taken the time to educate yourself on this subject yet have gone ahead and harvested a wild game fish anyway.  To me, that's just irresponsible.  There are scenarios/situations where bass are fine in captivity, yours is not one of them.

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I think it's fine.  I think it's an intersting "pet" and I wish you luck with it.   I do concur there needs to be some structure and you will need a bigger tank soon.  As for feed fish, I'd get a second aquarium where you can keep live food at hand.  

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I have a spare tank and was looking into starting up a tank with a smallie.  Could you give me some details through PM on how upkeep is, how to set up the tank etc. that sort of thing.  

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I have to agree with the others in the thread who have suggested adding some plants for cover. Without somewhere to hide the fish will be stressed, that could lead to an early demise.

I think it will help in the long run to change the white gravel in the tank to something darker. Natural river stone shades would be great. Light color gravel has a tendency to wash out the fishes colors.

Living 60 miles from a town with store other than a local general merchandise store, so you take what you can get when you can get it. Especially wth todays gas prices. In due time there will be some darker, rocks and some fake weeds but for now he/ she is fine. She swims up to the side of the tank whenever someone approches it, its not like she sees a shadow and scatters and trys to hide. She loves the attention.

No,...it's starving and has associated your approach with "food".

Put it in it's natural environment and see which of us is right. I'm thinking it won't hang around at your ankles waiting for more "attention".

I hate being hard on someone but you clearly haven't taken the time to educate yourself on this subject yet have gone ahead and harvested a wild game fish anyway. To me, that's just irresponsible. There are scenarios/situations where bass are fine in captivity, yours is not one of them.

LMAO,  it dont get food everytime someone walks up to the tank.....LOL  Its funny how people seem to think a animal or fish cant have a personality, I believe Leroy Brown did (the 1lb BassTom Mann  added to his pool of much lafger bass)  In Mann's Words he DOMINATED his new home.  In the 8 years he taugt him to jump through hoops and eat live bait from his hand and became a attraction at Tom Mann's fish world and even eclipsed his owners notoriety.  Not that my fish will ever do tha but hey are not the impersonible objects that just bite our lures, as most would think.  

The fish has clear water, more food than it cares to eat, and plenty of space, just like a most gold fish, pirahnas or other fish people have in there tanks & i don't see the negativity in them being owned. Anyway i am done with the negativity if you dont like it FINE good for you, the fish is not going anywhere but to a bigger tank soon to live its life (with probably a couple more bass) 1 year 10 years who knows.  Thanx for telling me how, dumb, irresponsible and uncool i am though!!!  Also i am glad to hear from the people who enjoy it as much as i do.  Its all good

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As long as you provide it with what it needs i see no problem with it. If you put it in a bigger tank and feed it well that bass will be doing better then it could in the wild. The bass has no sharp hooks jamming it in the jaw so its better off if you ask me. Who knows how many bass die from our hooks damaging them and causing them stress. I THINK IT IS IGNORANT to say that the bass is not well and is better off in its natural habitat when we trick the same fish into biting a FAKE minnow that has a hook that is going to be thrusted into the fish and then reeled threw water and taken out of its natural habitat. Some eat them and never put them back. Atleast hes giving the bass a chance to live and not throwing it on the grill.  If you think the pet bass is WRONG then maybe you should rethink Bass fishing. It is a violent sport sometimes you hook them in the eyes is that good for them?  Is a hook jammed threw its body good?  Fishing is not good fish period in no way whatsoever.  By catching them YOU ARE NOT DOING ANYTHING GOOD FOR THEM.

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BUT YOU MUST GIVE THE BASS WHAT IT NEEDS if you do there is nothing wrong with it and according to a bassmaster article i read it said a bass more then 5 lbs needs atleast 5 foot of depth so as the fish grows you need have an adequite tank for it and it might have to be a big one.  

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i did this with 2 pike that were like 4inches when i caught them and they never got any bigger than 8inches and yea i had them in a 100gallon tank so.... that think will probally not get any bigger.

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