Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 12-19-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
Is this accurate? ( Its about Largemouth Bass )

Hey everyone,
Is this accurate: www.umpquavalleybassmasters.com/bassbook.htm
Look at the growth rate that it shows for the LMB is it right? And does anyone know the growth rate of a male? One minute and i'll post the chart so you dont have to go through the trouble looking through the sight.
__________________

__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
In northern lakes the anticipated length of a female largemouth bass is as follows:

At the end of the:

First Year 4"
Second Year 7 1/2"
Third Year 9"
Fourth Year 11"
Fifth Year 13"
Sixth Year 15"
Seventh Year 17"
Eighth Year 19"
Ninth Year 21"
Tenth Year 23"
Eleventh Year 25"
__________________

__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:07 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
Oh and if I get one at 1" long how long could i keep it in a 40g without stunting it? Thanks for all help.
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:07 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCrazyBenBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where ever the flow go
Posts: 2,584
Sounds right to me, well I know every year I go fishing at my cousin's lake and we tag the bass, that chart you got there is almost the same, if I can get my cousin to give me the records of the fish i'll let you know what they are.
__________________
FishCrazyBenBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
Wow i love how quick you answer. Would they grow about the same in an aquarium? Do you know about a male's growth rate? Do you know how long i could keep one ( if i get it when it is only an inch ) in a 40g?
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:24 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCrazyBenBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where ever the flow go
Posts: 2,584
Well you would expect them to grow larger and quicker in a lake, but my cousins lake is very overstocked so it's basically the same as an aquarium. I think you could prob. keep a bass, starting at that length, for about, 3-5 years. Once the bass starts hitting 8-10in. They need a lot of swimming room.
__________________
FishCrazyBenBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:31 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
sweet. Do you think i could keep another bass in there so he could have a buddy?
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:38 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCrazyBenBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where ever the flow go
Posts: 2,584
I'm sure you could, just make sure you keep up on those water changes once they get bigger, also make sure they get a lot of meaty foods.

Also make sure if you want to keep them longer you should get atleast a 180+ gallon tank for 2-3 of them.
__________________
FishCrazyBenBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:43 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
Ok thanks. 180g....never gonna happen....

Know anything about bluegill or shell crackers ( i like native fish )?
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:45 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCrazyBenBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where ever the flow go
Posts: 2,584
Lol ok, um well what do you want to know about blue gills? I wouldn't suggest keeping them with bass if you are saying that. At my cousins lake I saw an 7in bass come up to shallow water and eat an 9in blue gill I was trying to catch.


Lol
__________________
FishCrazyBenBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:52 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
Yeah i know bass are beast

Do you know anything about their growth rate? Or how long i could keep 'em in a 40g? And how many ( bc BG luv to school )?
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:57 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCrazyBenBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where ever the flow go
Posts: 2,584
I wouldn't suggest blue gill, just stick with bass.

Even though bass also school, they don't have to. BGs do a lot better in schools, like tetras, if they are alone they will get stressed and die.

I would stay away from them, when I see them school naturally they are in schools from 10-150+ (i'm not kidding either.)

There is no way to mimic that, well in a 40 gallon. They can easily get up to 10in+ and you won't be able to do the mimic in the 40G.

Just sick with the 2 bass and I think you'll be set.
__________________
FishCrazyBenBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 08:59 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
yeah think your right. i like bass more any way. What about crappie or sunfish?
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:03 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCrazyBenBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where ever the flow go
Posts: 2,584
crappie and sunfish are the exact same way as bluegill, expect sunfish I don't think get as big as BGs but they get fatter. Then for crappie, they are really slander, yet they can get a lot longer then BGs.

Like I said, stick with the bass
__________________
FishCrazyBenBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:09 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
Alright. Bass are still what i want. But i asked about shell crackers before. Do you know any thing about them? I never saw the schooling and the would hide under rocks and attack any minnows that go near 'em and they're lightning fast and very very aggresive and when they bite they dont let go. Believe me whenever i would want to catch them i would just dangle my artificial worm in the water and tha would bite the tail ( no hook ) and i could pull them right out of the water. And their mouths are more like crappie than bluegill ( big but not as big as basses mouths ).
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:11 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCrazyBenBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where ever the flow go
Posts: 2,584
Never heard of them to be honest.
__________________
FishCrazyBenBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:25 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
oh thats alright. I just heard about them and spotted them in a few ponds recently too.
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:31 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
mike47517's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Loganville, Georgia
Posts: 2,348
Hey just wonderin,
how do you tag a fish? I've never done it.
__________________
mike47517 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:34 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
FishCrazyBenBOMB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Where ever the flow go
Posts: 2,584
Well what we do is we get a suregn (I think that's how you spell it.) The thing you get shots with. And what we do is we load the shot with a color of dye, every year we pick a diff color. Then we just stick the needle into the tail (doesn't hurt them) then just put a tiny bit of color in the tail. If we catch him again, we mark him again and see how much he has grown in a year, or however long it takes for us to get that fish again.
__________________
FishCrazyBenBOMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2008, 09:38 PM   #20
Algae Fighter
 
JustOneMore20's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,872
Send a message via MSN to JustOneMore20
I wouldn't keep a bass in a 40g. You wouldn't be able to keep it in there for long and when it outgrows the tank, if you can't get anything larger, you can't release it back into a lake (its illegal in most places). I would just stick with fish that could stay in a 40g their whole lives.
__________________

__________________
~Kristin~
2 planted tanks: 40g, 20g ; 38g Reef tank
My links to pics: 40g breeder planted build, 40g breeder planted update, My 38g Reef Build

JustOneMore20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bass

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Finaly A Largemouth fishlover9000 Members Freshwater Tanks Showcase 82 02-04-2010 09:08 PM
largemouth bass and bluegill daddyo72 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 28 07-09-2009 11:24 PM
Largemouth Bass Plecostoman Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 02-04-2005 09:10 AM
Is A Refractometer Really More Accurate? mr_tee0419 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 07-22-2004 04:14 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×