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flatties as pets #6325971 06/23/11 05:38 AM
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anyone ever kept a flathead in a tank or pond? im tryin to get my hands on one kind of tough in the s.a. area.

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and yes i am crazy for wanting too ha!

Re: flatties as pets [Re: Comeonfish] #6326027 06/23/11 08:24 AM
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It's not hard at all. My buddy pulled a 20 incher out of Cibolo Creek tonight. Along with 2 channels one 16 inches the other 18 inches.


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You know the old saying

If it floats, flys, or f___s it is always cheaper to rent!

You have to decide which is more important.
Re: flatties as pets [Re: 210amatuerangler] #6326873 06/23/11 03:08 PM
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If you put a flathead in your pond it will eventually eat just about everything in the pond. And they are hard to catch to get out.

Re: flatties as pets [Re: 9094] #6327295 06/23/11 04:39 PM
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If you have other fish already reproducing then at some point depending on the size of the tank/pond you risk them over populating. A flathead will help keep this from happening.

I know a 1 acre pond that has a little depth to it with a few nice flats(30+, 35, an 20+ lb'rs) and still has good size crappie and bass in it not to mention alot of perch.


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Re: flatties as pets [Re: yukon] #6328127 06/23/11 07:09 PM
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210angler theres flatheads in cibilo creek? did ur buddy catch it at night?
as far as him eating fish id just put him in a big plastic stock tank by himself.

Re: flatties as pets [Re: Comeonfish] #6328925 06/23/11 10:07 PM
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Yea he caught it around 6-7 p.m. We catch quite a few of them out of there along with channels.


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You know the old saying

If it floats, flys, or f___s it is always cheaper to rent!

You have to decide which is more important.
Re: flatties as pets [Re: 210amatuerangler] #6329504 06/24/11 01:01 AM
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man that is awesome ive been trying to find somehwere close to sa that has some. i know canyon does but id rather trotline but i have no boat.

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Re: flatties as pets [Re: Comeonfish] #6329612 06/24/11 01:26 AM
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The problem with keeping a flathead as a pet is he/she will never accept being a pet. They have a very small brain.

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But they don't shed or bark!

Re: flatties as pets [Re: 9094] #6329694 06/24/11 01:48 AM
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i meant in a tank im not going to try and pet it idk i think theyre cool

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Are you wanting to keep it in an aquarium?


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I would imagine a flatty would be a tank buster.



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depends on size. i got a stock tank and kiddie pools work pretty darn good too.

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It would take a very large aquarium. Even if it was small, that bad boy is gonna grow. And it wouldnt take long to outgrow a small aquarium. I had a channel cat in a 20 gallon tank one time, for abaout a year. It grew to over a foot long, and ate all my other fish. The stock tank, or kiddie pool would be best. My first choice would be the stock tank. Thats what I have in my back yard.


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