I want to start an aquarium, and I'd like to have some kind of native fish. My interest peaked when I saw people feeding their pet Bass on youtube, and I was wondering what kind of native fish work well for pets? Bass would be cool, but they grow fast, and I do not want a huge tank at the moment, somewhere between 20-50 gallons if possible? Which fish grow only as their environmental size allows? If any?
A friend and I raised a bluegill in a 20 gallon for the summer that we caught, and we ultimately released him back to where he came from, he was fun. We fed him other fish, beef, scraps of misc meat, tried to make him a bloodthirsty killer, but sort of failed. Anyways, I think he would have stayed at a decent size, what other fish should I look into? Anyone here experiment with keeping certain fish?
I live in Wisconsin, so I think I'd have a fairly decent selection to choose from, species wise.