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Raising crappie #13931444 03/22/21 01:59 AM
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Does anybody think a person could raise crappie in an aquarium, or big cattle trough and get a decent size to them. I can get them at about 6-8 inches right now, and wondering if it would be possible. I would only put 3 or 4 in to start with, and once they get big enough to eat, EAT them.

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You probably could but it would take a lot of time and money. Crappie have to eat a lot to put on weight. Unless you’re catching your own minnows and stuff it to feed them it would be a hassle and get expensive quick

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Eat your pets,...oh no,...!! fish

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Re: Raising crappie [Re: crappie4me] #13935073 03/24/21 08:41 PM
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Most fish will never reach their size potential if the aquarium size is too small. They will grow to a point and then just stop growing.

Also, I'd want to make sure you had very frequent water changes to keep a fish safe to eat.


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Would probably be less work to just go catch some.

Re: Raising crappie [Re: Mckinneycrappiecatcher] #13937261 03/26/21 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Mckinneycrappiecatcher
Would probably be less work to just go catch some.


And a heck of a lot funner

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