Re: NANFA-- Darter's not eating

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 26 Apr 2000 19:30:45 -0400


Considering that you have shiners and sunfish in your tank, which swim in the
middle of the water column, are your darters, which stay on or near the bottom,
getting anything to eat?

I use a turkey baster to squirt frozen bloodworms and live blackworms directly
to my darters, madtoms, and other benthic fishes.

Another trick is to sprinkle flakes or other floating foods to attract and
distract the surface feeding fish, then slip the live or frozen goodies past 'em
to the fishies below.

Also, what makes you think your darters aren't tesselateds? Where did you get

Chris Scharpf

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