Re: NANFA-L-- Review of Suckers in North America

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Review of Suckers in North America
From: Christopher Scharpf (ichthos at
Date: Tue Oct 12 2004 - 09:51:52 CDT

I asked J.R. Shute of CFI about this. He said that for small, benthic,
stream fishes, this is not the case. Yellowfin and smoky madtom species are
doing very well, growing, reproducing and dispersing in Abrams Creek.

"If they were not adapting to life in the wild, this certainly would not be
happening!," J.R. told me.
J.R. stresses, though, that they make every effort to see that fish are held
in conditions that mimic their habitat (at least as far as is practical) and
are fed a variety of foods, including live food. They also refresh their
breeders with wild stock frequently.

Chris Scharpf

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