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Bait tank issue ? #13528841 04/22/20 01:45 AM
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I have a 40 gal. stock tank that I keep minnows in. I have successfuly kept bait in this tank for quite some time.
I have about 2 dozen older minnows that have been in the tank about a month and recently added a pound of new minnows ---
The new batch is dying off like crazy but the older minnows are fine .
I know the water ariation and filter is doing its job and the water is fine.
I have adjusted my feeding to accomodate the new minnows.
But I have lost almost all of the new batch in less than 3 days.
Any idea ?
Thanks

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Re: Bait tank issue ? [Re: lamar44] #13528857 04/22/20 01:54 AM
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I have always had a harder time keeping minnows this time of the year. The man that delivers minnows to the store where I shop told me that the minnows are in the middle of their spawning season and as such are very sensitive to stress of any type.

Re: Bait tank issue ? [Re: lamar44] #13529018 04/22/20 03:18 AM
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Did you acclimate the new residents before releasing them into the tank? ....or just dump 'em in?

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The water temp. was ok. i'm going to drain the tank today and clean it . I just checked the tank and the older ones are dying off.

Re: Bait tank issue ? [Re: lamar44] #13530031 04/22/20 06:33 PM
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Could have been something in the water the new minnows came in? Maybe just bad luck - bad timing...

Good luck with it.

Ken


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