Re: NANFA-L-- Sturgeon?

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Sturgeon?
Moontanman at
Date: Sat Oct 02 2004 - 17:35:35 CDT

In a message dated 10/2/04 5:15:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Snailcollector at writes:

> 1) Could I keep a shovelnose sturgeon in a 125 gallon tank?

Yes, a shovel nose could be kept in a 125.

> 2) Where could I get one and how much do they cost>

If I knew that I would have one, I might be getting some soon, If I do they
will be for sale some where around 25 to 45 dollars depending on how much they
cost me.

> 3) I hear that they like sand. What sort of sand? Wouldn't that become a
> nutrient sink?

No sand like clean builders sand is the best substrate you can get. No way it
can become a nutrient sink. Gravel can become a nutrient sink due to detritus
falling down in between the gravel particles. Detritus floats on top of sand
where it can be siphoned off. I use a special soil mix under the sand in my
tanks so the plants will grow good.


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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 11:27:36 CST