NANFA-- Survivors

Jeffrey Fullerton (
Thu, 11 Jul 2002 16:32:11 -0400

> Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:32:44 EDT
> From:
> sounds like, my kind of fish ;-) I have a flathead that gorges himself on
> gambusia and bluefin killies. For some reason anything new added to his tank
> attracts immediate attention but he pretty much ignores any fish that
> survives the first couple of days.
> Moon

That is interesting
I've experienced similar behavior in turtles. Feeder fish are greedily
devoured when they are introduced but survivors generally are able to
reside in the tank unmolested. I wonder if it is the bewildered nature
of the freshly introduced fish that makes them vulnerable and the
survivors learn to keep out of the way of the predatory fish and

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