Re: NANFA-- Tesselated darters and powerheads.
Tue, 2 Mar 2004 20:10:10 EST

The tesselated darters I keep came from a fairly swift little brook on Cape
Cod. They were very abundant in the brook and occupied pools, riffles, runs and
just about everywhere regardless of current.
The ones I kept, I split into two groups. One went in a large river set up
with a powerhead blowing along the bottom. There is also a slower section with
less current. The darters spend most of their time right at the edge between
the faster current and slow. They readily go into the current and at feeding
time will come right up to the powerhead where the current is strongest.
The other group of darters went into a swamp tank with no current at all.
They thrived there as well.
Apparently tessies are not too picky when it comes to current.
The one reason I like the powerhead though is that it allows you to blow food
along the bottom where the darters have a chance to get some before all the
minnows eat it all.
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