I recently got "my" first tank since I was 14 and my brothers used to keep fish tanks. I've always love the peace and grace they bring to a room. I got my 36 gal
tank set up this morning and am really hoping to start a local wild fish tank like one my brother had years ago. I plan to let it run for three to five days before I introduce any fish. I want Bass, Perch, Snails (not wild caught), Crawfish, and some Grass Shrimp. I'm planning to set up a few minnow and fish traps this weekend to catch some very small specimens. I know it's a little small for some larger bass and I can't over populate with perch, but I do have a pond in the yard that can handle my fish once they get too big. That leads me to three Q's:
First in a new tank do I really need to keep to the introduce two to three fish rule?
Will perch antagonize my 14" Koi?
Will Aquarium fish bring disease to my pound and how can I combat this?
I'll stop there and ask the other one hundred and thirty-seven q's I have later.