Re: NANFA-L-- Re: Keeping Sculpins

Todd D. Crail (tcrail at UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Thu, 15 Sep 2005 12:50:06 -0400

I don't know why I didn't put this in yesterday. I will also note that I've
had them die almost immediately in my hand when sampling water in the upper
70's and lower 80's. I was sampling a couple tribs of the Licking River
around Newark, Ohio, and just put the seine back into the water when I saw I
had one, and flushed them out in hope that they'd make it. They seemed to
be alright, the little bit of extra warmth from my hand seemed to seal the
deal. And it wasn't like I was looking at them very long. Perhaps 5
seconds at most, back in the water, but they were dead.

So anyway... They're that far on the edge at those temps that getting kicked
at, lifted up out of the water, and grabbed by some big monkey is enough to
put them over. I would try and keep them as close to 70 as possible.

The Madness (tm)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Zarlinga" <njz at>
To: <nanfa-l at>
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Re: Keeping Sculpins

> I've had them at 82F for a short period of time. I'd say that I am the
> proclaimed expert at killing sculpin. I found that they do like cooler
> as a rule. They seem very prone to ich infestations if kept at warmer
> temps. Otherwise, I agree with the general consesus on husbandry issues.
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