Re: NANFA-- silversides ?

Jay DeLong (
Fri, 22 Jun 2001 09:37:10 -0700


>2: thoughts/suggestions on keeping brook silversides as an aqurium captive,
>particularly in a "rainbowfish/shiner" tank.
>2: I recently saw a pic of a brook silverside. nice oddlooking fish.
>anyone ever keep them? is there an artical on doing so? how do you think
>they would do in my 55?

NANFA's magazine American Currents has had a few articles on brook
silversides. If you see one you like, tell me and I'll scan it and send it
to you:

1. Ray Katula
1974, Mar-Apr, The Native Flying Fish
How to set up an aquarium for the brook silversides; comments on how the
fish spawns in the wild

2. Ken Brunson
1984, June, Little Fish of Kansas, Part II
Brief description of Kansas fishes with special attention to ecology of
the plains killifish, blackstripe topminnow, mosquitofish, fathead minnow,
stoneroller, southern redbelly dace and brook silversides; also keeping
native Kansas fish in aquaria

3. Dick Stober
1985, Feb, Spawning the Brook Silversides
Brief mention in letter to the editor regarding the spawning of the brook

4. David B. Hall
1985, Jan, Collecting and Keeping the Brook Silversides
Collecting, safe handling and aquarium rearing of the brook silversides

5. Riffles Item
1998, Summer, Can Silversides Be Kept Alive in Aquaria?
Tips from NANFA members on keeping silversides alive during transit

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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