Re: NANFA-- 'manders and geography

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sat, 04 Jan 2003 09:38:27 -0500

Hellbenders would be difficult to keep. They need fast flowing cold water,
never much above 60 F, with high oxygen content and little dissolved
material. A steady supply of fairly large live food would also be
needed--smaller salamanders, shiner-sized fish, small snakes, etc. Plus,
even though they're not a listed species, they should be a species of
special concern in many areas because of degraded and reduced habitat.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Subject: Re: NANFA-- 'manders and geography
>Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 01:33:16 EST
>In a message dated 1/3/03 11:31:56 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> > How/Where would one keep a hellbender? I would like to have one (along
> > a komodo dragon and many other such creatures), but my aquariums are
> > full.
> >
>I build my own aquariums up to about 1200 gallons, finding room for them is
>the trick!
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