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Setting up a native british fish aquarium, any ideas?
Category: Coldwater

Author: timbo (1:48 pm)

I would really like to set up an aquarium with native british fish such as roach, chub, bream, barbel, etc... I havent found anywhere that sells them as yet. Does anyone know where you can buy them? Has anyone else done this and got any tips?

thanks for your help

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Posted: 12/1/2005 9:08  Updated: 12/1/2005 9:08
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Joined: 6/12/2004
From: Derbyshire
Posts: 13
 native coldwater fish
if you can get to stapley water gardens or bridgemere garden world they have some native coldwater fish for sale i keep native fish so if you need some advice get in touch
Posted: 7/3/2005 17:31  Updated: 7/3/2005 17:31
Not too shy to talk
Joined: 26/2/2005
From: Cornwall
Posts: 21
 can not keep this fish.
I read some time ago that some British fish cannot be kept as pet's.Becouse someone sent a letter to a fish mag planing to do a set-up on the same lines as you are planing and thay was advised that some fish are on some tipe of list, im sorry i can not give you more info on the fish on the lists, but all can remember is that some fish cannot be kept as pets. Sorry.
Posted: 9/3/2005 23:15  Updated: 9/3/2005 23:15
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From: wicklow ireland
Posts: 78
 Re: can not keep this fish.
Good idea I keep tench in my koi pond, they grow to about 8-10lbs. Your only problem is Have you got a tank big enough.
Posted: 14/10/2005 12:37  Updated: 14/10/2005 12:37
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From: Cambridgeshire
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 I've got roach in my fishtank!
Hi, I am new to this website but have been keeping tropical fish for several years. I recently decided to sell my tropical collection in favour of something a bit different of the coldwater variety. Luckily, where I work, we have a compressor coolant pond filled with local water and mysteriously well-stocked with small roach! I managed to net ten of them and transferred them to my 400 litre tank where they are flourishing at a temperature of almost 25 celsius! They feed very well on frozen bloodworm and coldwater flakes.
Posted: 23/3/2007 10:59  Updated: 23/3/2007 10:59
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From: Bedfordshire
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 Re: I've got roach in my fishtank!
have you thought of taking a wlak along local rivers/canals and talking to the anglers?
I am sure they pull out some tidlers that would feel at home in a large tank.
I have always wanted to keep perch in a large tank, but feeding them live fish has gotta be bad for the karma.
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