Re: NANFA-L-- Sucker tank

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Sucker tank
Moontanman at
Date: Mon Oct 25 2004 - 16:25:47 CDT

In a message dated 10/25/04 5:19:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Snailcollector at writes:

> I am thinking about seting up a 125 gallon sucker tank and have a few
> questions:
> 1) Should I use sand or gravel?

You should use sand, hog suckers like to sift the sand though their gills and
the sand may help with digestion.

> 2) Are hognosed suckers hard to keep? My friend says they die withing months
> in aquariums.

I've kept them for a couple of years, they like to eat worms and other small
animals. I'm pretty sure they aren't much for algae.

> 3) How much current should I provide?

Mine seemed to like lots of aeration, in the wild they spend a lot of time in
the riffles.

> 4) Could I keep them with some shiners or dace?

I don't see why not, I don't think they would eat them.


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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 11:27:52 CST