Re: NANFA-- dusky darters
Sat, 15 Apr 2000 08:38:55 EDT

In a message dated 04/15/2000 12:05:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< In an E-Mail from Ray Katula he told me Percinas are not easy. >>

Ray's right! We've managed to rear two species of Percina to
adulthood.....the channel darter (P. copelandi) and the goldline darter (P.
aurilineata). We're working on getting this written up for publication. The
young are extremely small, pelagic and seem to filterfeed. We raised ours in
darkened (otherwise they spend all day rubbing against the glass) 20 longs
with only an airstone. We feed lots of green water and artificial rotifer dry
foods. After several days to a week, they can take the smallest of brine
shrimp nauplii. Once they settle to the bottom (usually a couple of weeks),
raise'em like you would any other darter. Drop me an e-mail if you need more
info on them.


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