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Is it better to stick with a single breed of fish or can you mix them up. For instance could you have talapia, bluegill, and bass in a 300 gal tank?

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Bluegill/catfish is a good combo.  I have one bass, Ernest, in my tank.  He eats lizards and earthworms, pellets if that is the only food available.  He's the only really interesting fish in my tank but now that we've made him a pet we don't want to eat him - good for him, I suppose.  

Yeah, I've heard bluegill and catfish make a good combo as well. Especially if you have a more vertical tank volume, because the catfish like to hang out on the bottom and the bluegill will fill up the vacant space. Just keep in mind that if you end up mixing more than one breed of fish, make sure they have similar temperature ranges.

George said:

Bluegill/catfish is a good combo.  I have one bass, Ernest, in my tank.  He eats lizards and earthworms, pellets if that is the only food available.  He's the only really interesting fish in my tank but now that we've made him a pet we don't want to eat him - good for him, I suppose.  

Does your fish seriously eat lizards???

George said:

Bluegill/catfish is a good combo.  I have one bass, Ernest, in my tank.  He eats lizards and earthworms, pellets if that is the only food available.  He's the only really interesting fish in my tank but now that we've made him a pet we don't want to eat him - good for him, I suppose.  

as many as I can catch, which is 0 to 3 or 4 per day (usually caught at night) .  Permaculture at its finest.  

Native bluegill and channel catfish do quite well together, both in the wild and in tanks.

Alex Veidel said:

Does your fish seriously eat lizards???


i have yellow perch, bluegill, blue tilapia and nile tilapia together.. yp and bg keep the tilapia babies in check

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