Re: Re: Re: ID help and curiosities

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Posted by Chris on May 16, 2007 at 13:28:19:

In Reply to: Re: Re: ID help and curiosities posted by Dave on May 15, 2007 at 16:25:05:

Local aquariums are not easy to keep. The water must be refrigerated with a chiller. I believe the ideal temperature for local species as about 53°F.

The best way to capture fish is with hook and line. I would try starting with some perch. You can use #16 hooks with small pieces of squid from a local pier. Fish near a piling. Do your best to minimize handling of the fish that damages their protective slime layer.

Get a portable air pump and air stone and a ice chest to carry the fish. Bass Pro Shops sells a nice air pump (pass on the cheap one and get the better model).

Go to some of the smaller aquariums (Manhattan Beach Round House) for example and see what they are doing.

I suspect you will find the a local aquarium is not an easy thing to keep, especially with the refrigeration requirement. But it is possible.

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