Re: NANFA-- Sycolin Creek Trip Loudon County, VA April 8, 2001

Bob Culler (
Tue, 10 Apr 2001 22:12:45 -0400

At 02:42 PM 4/9/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Has anyone every kept a central stoneroller before? As I understand, they
>require a stream setting, lots of algae and multiple feedings. Please let
>me know if you have any experience with this species.

Yeah, I have 5 right now. I caught them as juveniles in the fall of 1999.
They have done very well in my 55. As for feeding, they eat just about
everything! I feed frozen brine shrimp and bloodworms, usually twice a day.
They are very good algae eaters. I only clean the front glass about once
every 3 months. The back, sides, and rocks seem to have enough algae to
keep them occupied between feedings. Also, these fish are very easy-going
with my darters and shiners.


Ranger Bob
Kingsport, TN
"The power of humans to degrade the natural world is awesome; the
capability to reconstitute it later is mythical."

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