Re: NANFA-- heat-tolerant sculpins

Roselawn Museum (
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 16:23:46 -0400

Just my $0.02 worth...I too have kept sculpins in relatively warm water
with some success. The longest I have kept them alive is 13 months. One
thing I have noticed is that the warmer the water is, the less aggressive
they are about pursuing live food. That may partially explain their short
life span in captivity. It also seems to make a difference what other kinds
of fish are in the tank with them. Mine have been able to compete for food
quite well with catfish, but not well at all with sunfish.

Steven A. Ellis
Kennesaw, GA

>Chris, please keep us posted on the long-term survival of your sculpins
>under those conditions. I'm wondering if they can take the heat for a
>certain time, but not continually for an extended period.
>Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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