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Genus & Species:
Black crappie, calico bass
10-14 (25-35cm) inches can weigh up to 4+ pounds
world record is 4 pounds 8ounces (6cm)
Asia: North America: South Atlantic coast,
northern Gulf of Mexico, Canadian Mississippi river basins, Great
Lakes and St. Lawrence river.
Min Tank Size:
150 Gal Ideally 200+
Juveniles eat microscopic prey: Cyclops, Cladocera,
and Daphina. Adults feed on vegetation in open water, aquatic
insects, minnows, fingerlings, and even planktonic crustaceans
with their numerous gill rakes.
Favors clear, warm, highly vegetated water, sandy
substrate with driftwood for hiding.
58°F to 70°F (14°-20° C) can stand
up to 75 for short times. pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; Medium, 7.0 - 12.0
dGH (Will adapt to a range of specifications.)
Appreciates rockwork or driftwood for secure cover,
plus good aeration and good water movement, with more than enough
room to move around.
Due to size, should probably be kept in a very large
species tank, and due to died they should probably not be kept
with small fish that would be considered food.