Thread: Warmouth Bass
11-20-2007, 09:28 PM #1
A bunch of years ago (probably 18) I had a 25 Gallon tank with a Warmouth & a sunfish in it. Never did anything special aside from change the filter & clean the tank occasionally.
Well the fish I had then was a little larger than my current tenants so food wasn't reall an issue. drop a couple minnows in & watch them get devoured. Catching minnows small enough for these guys, I have 2, is gonna be a bit more a challenge as my minnow trap wont hold fish small enough.
Anyone had experience with these fish & used commercially sold food.? They don't seem terribly interested in fish flakes.
If I find a flake food they will eat, will getting them to eat feeder fish later(after they grow a bit) be a problem?
Some may think I'm sadistic but I enjoy the way they hit a minnow like an All-Pro Linebacker.
11-20-2007, 09:34 PM #2
Nothing sadistic about that. I love to drop a snail or two here and there into my cichlid tank and watch them follow it while thinking the jaws theme in my head. Then all of a sudden WHAM out of no where they strike!20g long 84w, fluorite, planted, 5 Habrosus Corys, MTS, pair of Clown Pleco (L104)
20gal tall: home to 10 brevis. Letting them pair off then will put the rest into the 55.
11-20-2007, 09:42 PM #3
give them redworms, I think I would try pellets, when they get hungry they will eat
11-20-2007, 11:29 PM #4
Feeder guppies from your LFS would work. You could also try the panfish worms you get at your local walmart. As said before, I would try sinking foods as well.New chatroom!
11-20-2007, 11:58 PM #5
Depending on their sizes, you will need a new (much bigger) tank in the near future.Money can't buy happiness, but it sure can pay the rent.
11-25-2007, 01:01 PM #6
It was suggested that I get a bigger tank. Will the 30 gallon tank adverely affect the fish or just keep them from growing to max size?
I fed them some feeder guppies yesterday. How often should I feed them, if they're eating live fish.
They don't seem interested in lifeless food at all. I've got a breeder net on one end of the aquarium to keep feeders in. Should I set up another tank for these?