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Thread: Largemouth Bass

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    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
    Largemouth Bass and Pleco in a 138 Gallon Tank

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    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smaug
    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

    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.
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    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.

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    I appreciate all your comments guys.

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

    Largemouth Bass and Pleco in a 138 Gallon Tank

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pes142
    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.

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    you have a nice tank and nice fish
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    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.

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