Re: NANFA-- RE: One tough fish

R. W. Wolff (
Fri, 7 Jun 2002 15:31:37 -0500

Heres another.
Some of my pygmy sunfish are set up in 2.5 gallons for spawning. I had a
trio of okeefenokee in one of these tanks. I took them out and was cleaning
the tanks by picking them up, dumping the water out as the layer of gravel
shifts to one end and helps get rid of the gunk. I did this to the entire
rack of tanks. I then refilled them. A few months later I had just one large
pygmy in this particular tank and noticed at feeding time there were two
3/8th inch okees. Somehow they stayed in the damp gravel while I cleaned it
and managed to get out of it unharmed and live in the tank for about a month
with no added foods. I have also had this happen with some bluefin
killifish, but they were not so lucky. Finding the dead caracasses in the
gravel at the next cleaning.
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