Re: NANFA-- stoneroller diet?

geoff (
Mon, 23 Dec 2002 19:46:12 -0500

I have never had to 'train' stonerollers to eat anything. They readily accept
all kinds of flake, spirulina wafers, and any frozen/live food I put in the
tank for darters. In fact, I need to catch some and I have been enjoying

I have found that stonerollers readily eat filamentous green algae, as long as
it isn't too long. I have not gotten them to eat huge amounts of
cyanobacter, but they keep it from forming if they go in the tank before the
cyanobacter takes over.

In the creeks I catch the stonerollers in, they seem to be eating the
tan-brown slime that covers the rocks. Leastwise, that's all that's in the
creek and that's what come out the other end when they get home in my tank.

Geoff Kimber
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