charntelle Posted January 14, 2006 Report Share Posted January 14, 2006 Hey guys. A friend of the BF just kindly *wry grin* dropped me off a barra fingerling. He heard me talking about getting a Red Devil or Oscar to feed the culls to, thought this would be just as good. How kind! Anyway, my problem is, I have never kept anything other than bettas, ever. So I have no idea what to do with it. It's about 3cm long, from nose to tail. I have no idea of it's origin, but I suspect it's bycatch from a cast-netting expedition for bait for fishing. What water conditions do they need when kept in captivity? What do they eat (besides lures & live bait when bigger). Don't think it would appreciate being fed my gold bombers! It never even occoured to me that you could keep these fish as "pets". We spend three-quarters of the year trying to catch them for the table and for sport. What size tank is appropriate? Filtration/aeration needs? ATM, I've got it in one of my empty spawning tanks, pending help. Thanks in advance. (I tried to "google" them to find info, but only coming up with fishing charters so far). Any direction or advice will be greatly appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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