RE: NANFA-L-- red shiner

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Wed, 28 Sep 2005 16:10:00 -0500 (CDT)

G'day Joel

Where abouts do you live? Red shiner are pretty common where they occur,
here is map showing their distribution. If they can't be found in your
area maybe someone will do a donation/trade with you?

One problem with bait stores as you found out is the fish are often in
pretty rough condition. I have also recently been dealing with this for
fatheads and restorted to culling ones that are in less than good
condition and automatically treating with antibiotics as soon as I get
them back. Good food is also important as they tend to be not well fed
and often not used to eating prepared flake foods. Hopefully I'll get
them spawning once I get some condition on them. The males are pretty
horny, even in stressed out tanks males are defending territories and
being rather aggressive.

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