Re: NANFA-- Want to setup a small Sunfish Tank

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 24 Aug 2000 09:46:27 -0700

> << 3.raise all your sunfish together from a small size, so they have the
> scents imbedded in them, and are used to the population >>
> That's wierd; I never knew about the scent thing, that sunfish could smell
> each other that much. I wish I had known to raise my sunfish together from
> young age; too late now

I will have to admitt this is little more of guess work, but it is the only
way I can explain that sunfish ( and some other species of fish) can quickly
and directly find new tank inhabitants and are more aggressive to them. I
am sure most people familiar with tropicals have heard about the plecostomus
that was raised with some fish, then when a new one was added much later the
pleco ate its slime coat off.


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