Re: NANFA-- Newbie Question - Slenderhead Darters
Fri, 16 Jun 2000 16:49:28 EDT

In a message dated 6/16/00 2:26:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Just for the record, what mode of spawning do they use? Would a box of
gravel placed under a filter flow work for a spawning spot (if one had
members of both genders)?

They bury eggs in the sand/gravel. Young of all Percina can be a challenge to
raise, but not impossible. If you get some, let me know. I'll try to help you
through it.

They seem to get along, but is their 10 gallon
tank too small for comfort?

I think a 10 is really too small. These are pretty pelagic darters and need a
lot of swimming space to be happy. A 20Long is about the minimum I'd keep
them in....bigger would be better.

Good Luck!


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