Re: NANFA-- Emaciated Sliverjaw minnow

Christopher Scharpf (
Wed, 18 Dec 2002 20:53:31 -0400


Two things,

1) The silverjaw may be unhappy being by itself; in the nature the species
is a shoaling fish.

2) Since the fish is wild caught, maybe it is old and at the end of its life

3) Silverjaws don't compete well for food in the aquarium.


> From: Sajjad Lateef <>
> Reply-To:
> Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2002 09:53:57 -0800 (PST)
> To:
> Subject: NANFA-- Emaciated Sliverjaw minnow
> I have a single Silverjaw minnow in a 20L with several
> other minnows (Red Shiners, hornyhead chub, blackspot
> shiners, loach minnow, blackstripe topminnow and a bluntnose
> shiner) collected back in October near Urbana.
> It's not doing too well. In fact, it's emaciated and very
> skinny looking and may not survive much longer. All other
> fish from the same location (hornyhead chub, blackspot shiner)
> are doing very well and getting plumper. All other fish are
> relatively aggressive at attacking the food.
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