Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Dave H

Experience in tropicals

Recommended Posts

 

 

Hi guys

At one point I had a whole house of tanks from breeding zebras and guppies for food (sorry) to Miami garfish and a tank full of tiger Perch. I kept an African knife fish at full size and to this day it was the most veracious predator I have ever had. It puts all the Puffers such as the fahaka's in the shade. I mainly specialised in oddballs such as garfish and my speciality polypetrus of all morphs. Bass was another favourite of mine and the humble clown fish. Cichlids being my favourite.

 

I did them for 30 years since the days of the bottom gravel cleaners but 5 years back sold all my tanks and my leccy bill dropped by £150 a quarter.

So if it’s OK I might dabble in here now and again I still enjoy the odd chat about them. Not too many guppy subjects though ...;)

 



There is not one thing different between ideology and religeon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guppies are boring, my roach and rudd are far more enjoyable watching their behavior and personalities.

 

Plus ive no high energy consumption as they don't require a heater.


Owner of Tacklesack.co.uk


Moderator at The-Pikers-Pit.co.uk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's it mate. The Garfish i had never needed any heating either .

 

This year i want to get some perch fry and subject them to tests etc. I know Steve Burke did this and i am interested in doing it myself. Also if the tank is filled with the water they came in the bacteria is already there in the filters...Easy.



There is not one thing different between ideology and religeon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I was a PhD student at the FBA, we have a new postdoc who wanted to study young of the year perch and pike. He got some from Windermere (he hadn't used a seine net before, so I gave him a hand) but the perch just failed to thrive - really nervous and jumpy whenever someone walked near them. Someone told him that the fish from one of the other sites were much easier to keep - I think they were from the Great Ouse - and indeed they were. So if you have trouble keeping perch fry from one water, try some from somewhere else!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I was a PhD student at the FBA, we have a new postdoc who wanted to study young of the year perch and pike. He got some from Windermere (he hadn't used a seine net before, so I gave him a hand) but the perch just failed to thrive - really nervous and jumpy whenever someone walked near them. Someone told him that the fish from one of the other sites were much easier to keep - I think they were from the Great Ouse - and indeed they were. So if you have trouble keeping perch fry from one water, try some from somewhere else!

 

possibly somewhere with a lot of noise/activity ?


Owner of Tacklesack.co.uk


Moderator at The-Pikers-Pit.co.uk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe, Andy, but these were very young fish that would not have had time to learn anything. I think they were probably just a less twitchy breed. Maybe it's more of an advantage to be a twitchy nervous fish if you are growing up in a clear lake rather than a muddy river?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I certainly think there's something in that Steve.

 

Also, I think the density and variety of predators would have an effect on the behviour of the fish from a particular water.


¤«Thʤ«PÔâ©H¤MëíTë®»¤

 

Click HERE for in-fighting, scrapping, name-calling, objectional and often explicit behaviour and cakes. Mind your tin-hat

 

Click HERE for Tench Fishing World forums

 

Playboy.jpg

 

LandaPikkoSig.jpg

 

"I envy not him that eats better meat than I do, nor him that is richer, or that wears better clothes than I do. I envy nobody but him, and him only, that catches more fish than I do"

...Izaac Walton...

 

"It looked a really nice swim betwixt weedbed and bank"

...Vagabond...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...