NANFA-- Creek Chubsuscker

John B (
Sun, 01 Feb 2004 21:53:30 -0600

Has anyone had the opportunity to work with the Creek Chubsucker? What
are their in-tank requiremetns? The fish are threatened in Texas and
therefore illegal to keep but I have caught them on a couple of
occations. There are several states in which they appear to be common.
They seem to be solitary fish found in heavily planted rocky bottomed
streams (yes Rob, I found a little one in East Texas!) The following
titles are from the AC but a little dated and I don't have copies. Here
are a couple of photos of what I've identified as Erimyzon oblongatus.

1. Harold H. Gray
1981, Spring, The Creek Chubsucker, Erimyzon oblongatus, in the Northeast
Description, distribution, habitat, forage role, food, growth and
reproduction of the creek chubsucker

2. Bruce Gebhardt
1982, Oct, The Creek Chubsucker (Erimyzon oblongus): Belated Letter to
the Editor
Color variations, aquarium habits and care of the creek chubsucker

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