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Old 08-15-2009, 12:11 AM   #1
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minnow breeding

i have good access to minnows in a small pond and ive been feeding them to my sunfish i was wondering if i could just breed minnows so i dont have to catch them

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Old 08-19-2009, 01:23 AM   #2
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yeah you can. i catch minows around my place to. i dont know what kind they are but there live breeders and i was breeding them for a while but ended up needing the tank for another fish. but yes you can do it and its easier on you. depending on your situation you can just put a big airstone(bubble maker) in a small kiddie pull and raise them in their.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:59 AM   #3
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I don't have any experience with minnows, but I'd imagine that mosquitofish would be pretty easy to breed. They're livebearers.
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Old 08-22-2009, 12:02 AM   #4
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i set up a 10 gallon tonight and i am gonna put some minnows i caught in it tomorrow some are already pregant and i got some tiny ones to put in it what should i feed them
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I'm thinking that the minnows henry is talking about is the mosquitofish. Coming from Florida myself, I remember them being in every fresh and brackish body of water. They breed just like guppies. Throw them in a kiddie pool, give them a few floating plants to hide in and you'll have feeders.
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ic... here in illinois, don't have much in our rivers and lakes ><... anything tropicalish anyways...
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I bought some minnows at a gas station for fishing did not use them all put them in a old bathtub full of leaves mud and water here at the house filthy water really filthy my brother tunred the tub over about a year later to clean that area of the property and i saw tons of minnows that i figured were long gone but there was tons more.
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:20 AM   #8
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how do i post a picture
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all you gotta do is when hit "go advanced" and there is a button that looks like a paper clip... hit it, a window will pop up, hit browse, find the pic wherever it is on your computer, hit upload, once it uploads, close the window, and either preview or post
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:08 PM   #10
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heres a picture of the fish
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Yep, that's looks like the mosquitofish. Easy as guppies to breed.
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Honestly, i live in florida and they are just as easy to breed as guppies. Just like everyone else said, just through them in a pool of water (kitty pool, aquarium, etc.) and they will breed like wildfire. The picture you posted is kinda blurry and for some weird reason it looks like a tadpole but it is a mosquitofish.
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also what kind of fish is this i caught it from the same pond
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also what kind of fish is this i caught it from the same pond
looks to me like a bluegill, hard to tell with the lighting though, but im pretty sure
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its not a bluegill its alot greener i will try to get a better pic
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heres a bigger one under a magnifying glass
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definately looks like a bluegill to me, unless its a hybrid, they look alot like them, but get alot bigger. Im almost 100% sure its a bluegill though, i used to catch them like crazy in my pond when i was little
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ive seen quite a few bluegill to it just seems alot greener and gets bigger ive caught them in that close to 2 lbs i think its some kind of sunfish heres a bluegill
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i wish somebody else would chime in and put their opinion in, cause now i just wanna know what it is... i still think it looks an aweful lot like a bluegill, but i agree, it doesnt look quite like the ones google images brings up... hmmm...
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