Re: NANFA-L-- Sucker tank

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Sucker tank
From: Bruce Stallsmith (fundulus at
Date: Mon Oct 25 2004 - 18:39:40 CDT

I'll second Todd's opinion on strong current being important for suckers.
Whenever I've found Alabama hog suckers around north 'bama, it's in areas of
noticeable current. YOY Alabamas were a common bycatch in seining for
burrhead and silverstripe minnows in the upper Sipsey system this season,
and almost always in riffle areas. I'd guess that in an aquarium they'd
prefer to take food coming at them in a current.

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the Tennessee, but not too far from the Sipsey/Black Warrior
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>The specimens I have been maintaing _love_ current, especially the hog
>suckers. They like to sit in the riffle area under the current of the
>spray bar... They'll shoot up into the current, roll around in it a bit,
>and then let it snap them right back to the substrate.
>The Muddy Maumee Madness, Toledo, Ohio
>It's never too late to have a happy childhood.

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