Re: NANFA-- snorkeling with satinfins

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 04 Jul 2001 11:40:56 -0400

No, I'm not going to attempt captive breeding. I have doubts that they would
be induced to spawn without flowing water and a fairly large tank. And I
really hope they don't get released in Japan! Some of the mountain streams
in Japan would probably be ideal habitat for stonerollers and I think they
would be an unfortunately successful exotic there.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Will be attempting any captive breeding? It would be interesting to
>comparing both species for suitability as commercially viable, ornamental
>species. I shudder to think of what might happen if these fish were
>accidentally introduced into the Japanese irrigation canal, river and
>systems (if they are as environmentally adaptive as you say) but they would
>be well received in the petshops.
>Tokyo Japan

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