Re: NANFA-L-- Speckled Chub

Peter Unmack (peter.lists-in-)
Sun, 20 Aug 2006 13:49:45 -0500 (CDT)

On Sun, 20 Aug 2006, Dan Johnson wrote:

> Went to the Brazos River between 6:30 and 8:30 pm. Caught my first
> speckled chub. Found two of them:
> Has anyone kept these? Do they make good captives? So far they seem
> very lively.

I've been keeping some for a couple of years now, I really like them.
They are basically a North American version of a loach. I've never seen
them really really settle down very well, they always seem a little
flightly, but they feed well and stay healthy. I generally keep them by
themselves and have a fine sandy substrate. My guess is that they would
like some flow from a powerhead too as they are usually found around
faster current where I have collected them in the Red River. They eat
flake food quite happily, and quite like frozen bloodworms too.

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