Re: NANFA-- fishkeeping

R. W. Wolff (
Wed, 9 Aug 2000 11:47:34 -0700

That is the important thing. If you can replicate the fishes favoured
habitat well enough, and feed it a varied diet, it will thrive. The trick
is we dont always see something , and then it is not added to the aquarium,
and the fish get "homesick". I am thinking the banded darters( recent
thread last winter?) thing is green hair algae growing off rocks, full of
small bugs, is why they dont do well in captivity. The bands are the same
green as this algae, just a hunch. My sunfish do well because of the heavy
cover ( other than suspended bluegills, sunfish are always relating to heavy
cover). this usually consists of certain things depending on the species.
If you set up the tank so everyone could disappear in an instant without
fighting for a spot to hide, then they will be happy.

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