Re: NANFA-L-- central mudminnow gravel consumption

Todd D. Crail (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Fri, 16 Dec 2005 10:56:22 -0500

The topminnows eat-in-them huh? Is there a floating carnivore pellet? This
might help increase my topminnow densities because they just don't have
enough food in my systems in their part of the habitat with the rate they
eat. I could designate a place or two among the frogbit and train them

I've been using hornwort as a sort of floating feeder where I squirt the
food into it, which the redfin shiners are using too (which is good). As
well, on a place where food settles on a large piece of wood, but the
spotfin have figured this one out dangit. The banded killies will go for
food on the bottom (which is where the grazing happens) but I have had a lot
of trouble feeding any more than 4 or 5 blackstripe in a 100 gallon system
(which I'd like 10 or 15 for that empty space ;)

I'm currently keeping a 6 pack in robust form with all the extra fuss. I
sure miss them in the 30 gallon long though... I had 15 in there because the
top was almost the bottom. Bless those shallow tanks... :)

The Icy Maumee Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Austin" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 1:54 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- central mudminnow gravel consumption

> Mike,
> My guess is that the diet you provide your mudminnows is and frozen foods are best...I was just trying to provide
something that was easy....although quite expensive. I swear the bag of
Hikari carnivore sinking pellets was around $15.00 whereas a similar sized
bag of any other pellet on the same rack was about $4.99. My brindled
madtom, golden shiners, and blackstripe topminnows all go crazy over those
pellets. It is only the mudminnows that have a tough time once they land on
the ground.
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