Re: NANFA-- Dave's "surprisingly hardy silversides- ID of
Sat, 15 Jun 2002 17:14:28 EDT

In a message dated 6/15/02 12:01:19 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I caught some juvenile mullet earlier this year and tried to keep them in a
salinity of 1.010 with no success.
I kept mine in pure freshwater but after they got to be about 5" they started
jumping out of the aquarium every time someone would come into the garage.
One night during a thunder storm they all jumped out and were dried up on the
floor the next morning. I caught them in freshwater when they were about 1/2"
long. Around here the mullet come up stream into freshwater all during the
summer. There is a powerplant cooling lake that trapped many mullet years ago
and you can see them jump out of the water from time to time. They are the
biggest mullet I have ever seen, at least twice as big as the breeders that
live in salt water. Their size is probably related to being in warm water
year round and not being able to breed.

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