Re: NANFA-L-- RE: Keeping Sculpin

ichthos at
Tue, 13 Sep 2005 17:43:46 +0000

Sculpins like to eat darters (which is why Ed Scott likes to eat sculpin kabob!).

When my wife worked at the Tennessee Aquarium, she endeavored to keep sculpins out of her darter tanks. Whenever she noticed a drop in a tank's darter population, she suspected a sculpin. Usually this required her emptying the tank to find the cryptically colored sculpin hiding under some rock work. Although darters and sculpins often co-occur in the wild, they don't co-occur for long in captivity.

Too bad sculpins can't hold their own against round gobies.

Chris Scharpf
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