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    Default So I just bought a sturgeon!!


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    Thankfully I have an uncle with a big pond to keep him until I move out. He is a sterlet sturgeon, so his maximum size of 3feet will take 10years to reach. Currently sitting around 10inches the now. The shop somehow had some and I may get one or two more after xmas!

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    Whoa, neat fish...what will you feed him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish View Post
    The shop somehow had some and I may get one or two more after xmas!

    WOW. Do you have a long term plan for them? I've seen a few of them in the 6th Great Lake over here in the US that were well over 3 ft long (Acipenser fulvescens) .
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    Whoa, neat fish...what will you feed him?
    http://www.hydro.mb.ca/environment/p...sturgeon.shtml

    I'm sure Scotty knows more about them then I do though.

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    Good info, thanks Taurus...Scotti makes his own food, just remembered that...maybe the sturgeon will like that?
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    Wow, that's awesome. I hear sturgeon have quite specific food requirements though, something like not being able to handle plant protein at all or something.

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    Thanks for the great response guys.

    Well as it is barely 10inch long I have time on my side. Takes around 10 years for them to hit 3ft.

    I have bought sterlet sticks, as the name suggests specific for this sturgeon. Watched him feed in the lfs. Their anatomy makes it difficult to feed mainstream foods, I am currently looking into making my own food, needs a high crustacean percentage. Brine shrimp 'bombs' maybe.
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    Neat fish Scottie. You are going to have your hands full with this one.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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