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New Native Addition

Postby Ohio Cichlid Lover » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:22 pm

Today my girlfriend caught a 5" Bluegill. I decided to put it in the bucket and take it home to add to one of my aquariums. After a long acclimation to my tank water, Mr. Bluegill is doing great. I am keeping a watchful eye on him though. Anything strange happens and I will put him in my girlfriends pond. Here is a pic..

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Re: New Native Addition

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:09 pm

Not sure what you're keeping with the bluegill, but be ready for the worst. They're predators, extremely aggressive and territorial, and will eat anything they can get in their mouth. I used to have one and a green sunfish with adult aquatic turtles in a 125. They are insane. Also used to have a few in an outdoor pond, which was much larger than an aquarium. They setup territories, regardless of sex, and killed eachother. I've caught gills up to 10" and mine grew like weeds. Very interesting to watch though...
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Re: New Native Addition

Postby Ohio Cichlid Lover » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:49 pm

He's still small but I am looking forward to see what happens. He's with an Oscar about the same size. As for now, they are sharing the tank very well. My only concern is getting him to eat. He's been in the tank for alittle over 36 hours and I haven't seen him eat anything. I guess when he gets hungry enough he will try the flakes and krill I offer him.
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55 Gallon Cichlid Tank
29 Gallon Cichlid Tank
20 Gallon Tall Cichlid Tank
20 Gallon Long Non-Cichlid Tank
10 Gallon Breeding Tank
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Re: New Native Addition

Postby Iggy Newcastle » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:00 pm

Try live food. After some time they will eat anything that touches the surface. Earthworms, wax worms, insects, etc.
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Re: New Native Addition

Postby 13razorbackfan » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:32 pm

I tried this once with a blue gill and some local sun perch. MUCH TOO aggressive to put with most cichlids.
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Re: New Native Addition

Postby Ohio Cichlid Lover » Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:45 pm

He is eating some flakes now. Hasn't shown any aggression yet. He is afraid of my oscar...lol
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75 Gallon Project Tank
55 Gallon Cichlid Tank
29 Gallon Cichlid Tank
20 Gallon Tall Cichlid Tank
20 Gallon Long Non-Cichlid Tank
10 Gallon Breeding Tank
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