NANFA-- help with suckers and redhorse

Nicholas J. Zarlinga (
Sun, 28 Jul 2002 10:14:13 -0400

Below is an email that came across another list server. If anyone would
like to comment, please email Andrew directly. I am sure that he would
appreciate it.

Nick Zarlinga
Aquarium Biologist
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
216-661-6500 ex 4485

"Fish worship... is it wrong??" (Ray Troll)

Andrew Price []

Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone has much experience with North American suckers
and redhorse husbandry. We have both Catastomus and Moxostoma species in
our exhibit plan for our new facility, but I have had only marginal success
with white suckers in the past (mostly thanks to a snapping turtle). Any
help and information that folks can provide would be very helpful. Feeding
is of greatest importance to me since I am aware that these fish can
tolerate a wide range of water conditions. Thanks in advance for any help!
Drew Price
Center for Lake Champlain
/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,