Re: NANFA-- keeping pygmy sunnies alive?

Mark (
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 13:00:26 -0500

I have had two problems with Elassoma: Size of foods and acclimation

They are so tiny that many live foods are almost too big. Glass
worms may be difficult for young fish to eat. Live brine shrimp is
excellent. Daphnia would be good too. Wild fish are loath to adapt
to dead food, but it's not impossible. Mosquito larvae seem like
they would be excellent.

I think if you can keep your water on the acid side, they will likely
survive better. I've had a lot of fungal/bacterial problems with
them. Larger fish will tear them up.

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