September 17, 2012 at 2:08pm
Hereís my snapper, Mr. T, like the actor. Heís mean and feisty and the coolest! I hand feed him fish or deer everynight. I found him just hatched the size of a quarter on the track 2 years ago in the midday sun about to dry out. Anyways its 2 years later and I just got a 4 foot long 75 gallon aquarium. Iíve been adding in fish from the bayou, which my turtle scarfs up when he can, but the tank starts to get dirty. I tried scum suckers from the stores but he ate those within one night. The perch do well with keeping the scum at bay. I read about that trick and it worked better than scum suckers, but they donít clean the bottom of the tank. The small socalait I put in after Issac is too quick for my turtle and doing well. I scoop grass shrimp regularly and the fish go nuts eating those. I was thinking small catfish would be just as good for keeping the waste in the tank cleaned, but I donít know where or how to catch a small 2-3Ē catfish. They cost 7 dollars at the store so thatís out of the question since theyíll get eaten. I called the game wardens and they told me using a minnow cage for a few baby catfish is legal. Anyone has any ideas or where to scoop or set a minnow cage to catch them? I asked all my friends and none had a clue either so i'll try on here. I tried in bayou Lafourche with no luck yet. I can catch millions of catfish in the bayou but I canít recall catching babies. Iím puzzled.