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Bassinkorea
06-20-2008, 06:24 PM
Hello all, I'm a new guy around here.

I have a 138 gallon plastic tank and keep a largemouth bass which I've had for just over one year.

Does anybody else have/or had largemouth Bass ?? ?? ?? ??

I'll post some photos soon :18:

smaug
06-20-2008, 06:58 PM
Bass get big,they are very territorial and I wouldnt think a 138 gal tank is big enough.Is that all you keep in there?

pes142
06-20-2008, 10:31 PM
I currently have young of the year bluegill and green sunfish. Hopefully someday i can upgrade to a bass, not in the cards right now though. Have you checked out NANFA.org, and their message boards? They are dedicated to the keeping of native fish in tanks, you might find some good info there.

Bassinkorea
06-21-2008, 05:43 AM
Bass get big,they are very territorial and I wouldnt think a 138 gal tank is big enough.Is that all you keep in there?

Yes, I only keep one bass, but I also have one small pleco that keeps the place nice and clean. I occasionally put some crawfish in with him, but as you can imagine, these don't last very long :c3:

Since my bass is a 'boy' his growth rate shouldn't be as fast as a female bass and right now he is around 11 ~ 12 inches.


I currently have young of the year bluegill and green sunfish. Hopefully someday i can upgrade to a bass, not in the cards right now though. Have you checked out NANFA.org, and their message boards? They are dedicated to the keeping of native fish in tanks, you might find some good info there.

I was thinking about putting a bluegill in the tank with my bass, but I think that would be a disaster from the beginning.

NickFish
06-21-2008, 11:11 AM
I know someone who keeps bass, and he would never put one in anything less than 200g. That and the pleco, I think you should be aiming for something at least 250g, preferably larger though but 250 could work with good filtration. Yours will eventually double in size if given the right size tank.

Bassinkorea
06-21-2008, 12:49 PM
I appreciate all your comments guys.

Here's a few shots of my tank and it's inhabitants.....

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/DSC00922-1.jpg

pes142
06-21-2008, 02:27 PM
If it is a male bass, i wouldn't worry about it getting too much bigger, they tend to slow down as the females really start to get big. I have never seen a male bass in 12 years of fishing that is bigger than around 14 inches. If you wanted to add a sunfish, bluegill are a bad idea, they get pushed around. I would get a green sunfish, they can get to about ten inches, and they are scrappy! They are fun to watch and aggressive. If he gets to a comparable size to the Largie, you may actually have to worry about the LMB, not the green. Thats my two cents anyway.

Bassinkorea
06-21-2008, 04:26 PM
If it is a male bass, i wouldn't worry about it getting too much bigger, they tend to slow down as the females really start to get big. I have never seen a male bass in 12 years of fishing that is bigger than around 14 inches. If you wanted to add a sunfish, bluegill are a bad idea, they get pushed around. I would get a green sunfish, they can get to about ten inches, and they are scrappy! They are fun to watch and aggressive. If he gets to a comparable size to the Largie, you may actually have to worry about the LMB, not the green. Thats my two cents anyway.


Yea, he might stop growing in length, but he's getting rounder.
Unfortunately here in Korea, I don't think I can get any green sunfish, but there is an abundance of bluegill, sometimes I will go fly fishing for them.
I don't think I will add any more fish into the tank though.

Here's some more photos.....

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/DSC01917.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/DSC01954.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/DSC01943.jpg

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/DSC01479.jpg

angelcakes
06-21-2008, 05:17 PM
you have a nice tank and nice fish:19:

pes142
06-21-2008, 05:18 PM
Just out of curiosity, how long does a crayfish last in that tank? I would guess not very long! I think it would be cool to watch a bass eat a crayfish, i have never seen that.

Bassinkorea
06-21-2008, 05:35 PM
Just out of curiosity, how long does a crayfish last in that tank? I would guess not very long! I think it would be cool to watch a bass eat a crayfish, i have never seen that.

You're right, not very long. It all depends on the size of the craws. Sometimes they can last several weeks if they can get under the big rock. I do have some videos of him feeding....but they are a bit graphic

skinni
06-21-2008, 05:42 PM
lets see them!

pes142
06-21-2008, 05:47 PM
Put 'em up!!!!

angelcakes
06-21-2008, 05:47 PM
i second that:hmm3grin2orange:

Red
06-21-2008, 05:53 PM
agreed!!!!!

Bassinkorea
06-21-2008, 05:54 PM
OK, give me a week because they are on my home computer and I am currently in Nigeria working. As soon as I get home I post a couple of vids!

I have 3 photos in series of him eating a craw, I'll put them up soon.

Red
06-21-2008, 05:55 PM
Wooooooooooo!

angelcakes
06-21-2008, 05:55 PM
OK, give me a week because they are on my home computer and I am currently in Nigeria working. As soon as I get home I post a couple of vids!

I have 3 photos in series of him eating a craw, I'll put them up soon.
woohoo:hmm3grin2orange:

Bassinkorea
06-22-2008, 06:01 AM
OK, as requested.....

I think this should be a good hiding place from Mr Bass....

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/DSC01198-1.jpg

Oh no, he's found me....

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/DSC01199-1.jpg

In coming....

http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/DSC01200-1.jpg

cocoa_pleco
06-22-2008, 06:09 AM
lol, thats sweet!

Bassinkorea
06-22-2008, 06:22 AM
I found some short videos in my photobucket account, here's one....

http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t74/bassinkorea/?action=view&current=MOV01457.flv

cocoa_pleco
06-22-2008, 05:00 PM
thats awesome! those crays got sniped

Red
06-22-2008, 05:12 PM
nice video..

donvichu
06-23-2008, 03:19 AM
Cool video...:19:

pes142
06-23-2008, 03:23 AM
Awesome!!!

sktadood13
06-23-2008, 04:03 AM
wow..they didnt even know what hit them.

skinni
06-23-2008, 04:17 AM
amazing vids!

Bassinkorea
06-23-2008, 05:01 AM
Thanks....... :)

Flakes4Bait
06-24-2008, 06:29 PM
I love your tank, very nice. That video was great. I fish for bass here in Minnesota and I'd be happy to reel one in that size. I'd love to have a Northern Pike in a tank, but I'd imagine they need a tank of extraordinary size.

angelcakes
06-24-2008, 07:23 PM
awesome buddy.............:19:

Bassinkorea
06-24-2008, 08:10 PM
Thanks guys :)

The tank is plastic and was made by a company that makes tanks for the fresh and raw fish resteraunts in town.
It's farely light weight but is super strong!!

Sharkman
06-30-2008, 07:19 PM
very cool.

tanks4thememories
08-24-2008, 06:13 AM
Thanks guys :)

The tank is plastic and was made by a company that makes tanks for the fresh and raw fish resteraunts in town.
It's farely light weight but is super strong!!

Are plastic tanks expensive in Korea? You have contact info on the company?

Bassinkorea
10-23-2008, 11:10 AM
Are plastic tanks expensive in Korea? You have contact info on the company?

Sorry for the VERY late reply. The tank is 138 gallon and cost less than $350 including the lid. As for a contact, the company is just a small local company that supplies tanks to fish resteraunts so I guess they have no website, but I could check into it.

jlennon
10-23-2008, 01:50 PM
I love your tank, very nice. That video was great. I fish for bass here in Minnesota and I'd be happy to reel one in that size. I'd love to have a Northern Pike in a tank, but I'd imagine they need a tank of extraordinary size.


Oh you and me both!!! That or a baracuda. One day when I grow up I am going to have a bad A$$ pond that the local children will not swim in. Teehee.

jlennon
10-23-2008, 01:55 PM
Great pics and the videos are awesome. I was watching the videos this morning at work when one of my managers walked in and started watching over my shoulder. He sends props too. I thought I was in for it but he used to have a 100 gallon with a oscar about 14 inches long and very think. But hey that is what oscars do. So we ended up talking about fish for like 45 min. We work in IT/NSS so we are dorks anyway. Its all good I like being a dork.

dixipixi32
10-23-2008, 02:49 PM
thats a nice fish...my brother used to catch them and but them in his 55 gallon (small ones) then release as they got bigger into my parents private pond...some of those bass were almost like pets! but I still love to catch them !

Northernguy
10-23-2008, 03:10 PM
Nice tank and great video!

That bass is getting some girth to it.! Beautiful fish
A pike needs more room than a tank could give.They need a lot of room.
My brother raised a muskie in a kids swimming pool converted to an indoor tank.If it had a lid or even a dome,That fish would have been huge. He jumped out while we were gone fishing one weekend!

kungpaoturkey
10-25-2008, 08:09 AM
How big was your LMB when you first got it? I caught 2 about 4 inches long and they're in a 500g tank at my relatives house. Also, what did you feed them? I'm feeding mine guppies, is that sufficient for them?

Ghostknife
10-25-2008, 08:29 AM
Excellent video!

dixipixi32
10-31-2008, 01:31 PM
kungpaoturkey I have seen female LMB eat baby ducks in my parents pond here in GA of course these are full grown fish! But you would be amazed at what they will hit at! hense the name large mouth bass LOL

Wiggs
11-12-2008, 05:53 PM
amazing, I would love to keep one if i had the means to. I do a lot of fishing for them around here (ironically, because I am surrounded by Saltwater with Stripers and such) and am always fascinated by them.

Demjor19
11-12-2008, 07:13 PM
I'm currently raising a baby Large Mouth Bass in my office tank. He's only about 2.5" now and eating like a pig. They are indeed a very fun fish to keep.

kevinb
11-30-2008, 04:47 PM
Hello all, I'm a new guy around here.

I have a 138 gallon plastic tank and keep a largemouth bass which I've had for just over one year.

Does anybody else have/or had largemouth Bass ?? ?? ?? ??

I'll post some photos soon :18:

I'm pretty new here myself. I have a largemouth bass,I got him as a fry and he's now about 4 inches in length,he's currently in a 40 gallon but will be going into a much larger tank. This is the 3rd one I've had. One thing I've learned...fish have personalities. The current bass paces very fast in a 3 inch area at feeding time,kinda like a dog wagging his tail for a treat. Its pretty entertaining. I'll post some pics,...they not impressive though.

Demjor19
12-02-2008, 02:23 PM
I'm pretty new here myself. I have a largemouth bass,I got him as a fry and he's now about 4 inches in length,he's currently in a 40 gallon but will be going into a much larger tank. This is the 3rd one I've had. One thing I've learned...fish have personalities. The current bass paces very fast in a 3 inch area at feeding time,kinda like a dog wagging his tail for a treat. Its pretty entertaining. I'll post some pics,...they not impressive though.

Mine does this same exact thing. I was suprised to see such personality from a Bass.