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Post by Michael Milligan on September 16th 2010, 1:22 am

Anyone have experience native freshwater tanks?
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Post by Hero on September 17th 2010, 7:40 pm

Yup! I've kept several. Here's a thread of my most recent... www.temperatereef.forumotion.com/freshwater-brackishwater-f9/10-gall-tank-t28.htm

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Post by Rambo on September 19th 2010, 11:15 am

I used to have a lot. and I still have one. I used to be amember of NANFA
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 19th 2010, 6:02 pm

I just Bookmarked NANFA.

I don't know what there is for me to catch in my local rivers that's suited to the aquarium lifestyle. Baby game fish are out completely, and they compose a large part of the tiny-sized fish population. crayfish, sculpins, peamouth chub, northern pike minnow. The latter two are much too big once grown.

Perhaps I'm better with a terrarium of some kind and including terrestrial plants and amphibians? We have frogs, toads and salamanders. Likely more, but my region is big and some are hard to find.

A garter snake would be a nice one too. A terrarium with an AC unit?

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Post by Hero on September 19th 2010, 10:04 pm

A paludarium would be nice for you. Fish, snakes, frogs, salamanders, crayfish.

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Post by Michael Milligan on September 20th 2010, 6:31 am

I was thinking exactly that. I think that the crayfish would soon cripple all of the other inhabitants.

But I'm thinking much like a biom of a native stream bank. No heater or AC needed. A 30 gal seems like a good start. I need native plants that will work well.
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Post by Hero on September 21st 2010, 8:11 pm

Just get really small crayfish, I'd say maybe one inch. They aren't really a threat at all. Of course it depends on the species. Some are more aggressive than others.

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Post by Bluntokian on September 21st 2010, 10:35 pm

Crawdads WILL fight if they get near each other. We used to go crawdadding in a creek we catfished in (with nohing less than 5 pounders packed in like goldfish at petsmart I might add) and we would take the sand on the bank and build a ring about a foot around and 2 foot tall and put them on. The one that beat all the others got let free and the rest were dinner but...
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2010, 12:23 am

The interesting thing is I've never noticed aggression in the tank I had previously. Of course the smaller ones would scatter when the larger one came around. But I think it's a matter of keeping them well fed.

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Post by Bluntokian on September 25th 2010, 5:11 pm

Yea its the size issue. Once they max out (Although I dont know anything about keeping them in an aquarium) youll have major problems any time territory markers get disturbed.
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2010, 5:28 pm

I feel also that they may not perceive smaller crayfish as a threat.

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Post by Bluntokian on September 25th 2010, 6:47 pm

How long did you have yours?
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2010, 7:27 pm

Two weeks I believe. No casualties. Except for the occasional fish loss.

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Post by Bluntokian on September 26th 2010, 10:24 pm

Yea thats probably why you didnt see too much. I never seen them within 5 feet of each other (knowingly of course) in the wild without a fight.
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Post by Michael Milligan on September 27th 2010, 6:36 am

Then we can agree that the best situation is to have one crawdad per tank?

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Post by Bluntokian on September 27th 2010, 7:58 pm

Depending upon size. I would say 30-40 Gallons per adult or more.
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Post by Hero on October 1st 2010, 8:07 pm

It really depends on the species. I believe mine were the more docile kind. They would sort of feed together. Of course they were young, 1-3 inches at most. I think that when they are this size it is safe to have 1 per 5 gallons? Of course I had 5 in a 10 gallon. When they are full size I definitely think that they aren't as "social" per say.

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Post by Michael Milligan on October 2nd 2010, 5:15 am

Pufferfreak wrote:It really depends on the species. I believe mine were the more docile kind. They would sort of feed together. Of course they were young, 1-3 inches at most. I think that when they are this size it is safe to have 1 per 5 gallons? Of course I had 5 in a 10 gallon. When they are full size I definitely think that they aren't as "social" per say.

Well, all I know is that given any opportunity an octo will escape from confinement. I also know that they will wipe out the population in any thank. That said, I'll trust your judgment here. At least, with YOUR fish! lol

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Post by Hero on October 2nd 2010, 5:28 pm

I never talked about octopus and crayfish together.

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Post by Michael Milligan on October 2nd 2010, 5:40 pm

lol! clearly. I often have a number of pages open at a time and clear I replied to the octo thread here. :blush:

sorry!

As for craw fish. It is a nasty life and I think they will face off when ever they meet.
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Post by Hero on October 3rd 2010, 12:19 pm

Haha okay.

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Post by jared on October 6th 2010, 2:36 am

I have an 'Orinoco Basin' FW biotope. Livestock includes Cory cats, a Blue Ram Cichlid, Golden Tetra, and Rummy-nose Tetra.
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Post by Hero on October 7th 2010, 6:54 pm

Oh that sounds sick! Post pictures:).

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