Re: NANFA-L-- pimephales notatus

Christopher Scharpf (
Sat, 10 Dec 2005 10:49:49 -0400

> I have a bunch of P. notatus setup as well in a large tank. Water temp is
> about 78, daylength is ~16 hours. I put in some tiles with small rocks
> under them to provide potential spawning sites, but have seen no sign of
> any activity. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on breeding
> them? I never actually found any solid literature on how folks have
> previously bred them.


Westman (1938) describes spawning them in ponds with pieces of "large field
tile" placed on the bottom.

Gale (1983) describes spawning them in wading pools with acrylic plates.

I can send photocopies, if desired.


Westman, J. R. 1938. Studies on the reproduction and growth of the
bluntnosed minnow, Hyborhynchus notatus (Rafinesque). Copeia 1938 (2):

Gale, W. F. 1983. Fecundity and spawning frequency and caged bluntnose
minnows--fractional spawners. Transaction of the American Fisheries Society
112: 398-402.

Plus, I think there have been an article or two in older ACs.

Chris Scharpf
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