RE: NANFA-- snails in darter tank

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 09 Nov 2001 14:43:05 -0500

They're all-purpose algae grazers; I could send you a couple if you so

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "Jay DeLong" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-- snails in darter tank
>Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 10:13:17 -0800
> > Natives that usually do a good job at algae-eating are the various
> > stonerollers in the genus Campostoma. In my experience they never bother
> > darters or anyone else; their mouths are all wrong for piscivory.
>Yes, but we're not all so fortunate to take a dipnet into our backyard and
>dip up a few algae-eaters :-) There are berbivorous fish species in my
>of the country-- chiselmouth and mountain sucker come to mind-- but they're
>illegal (and difficult) to catch.
>Besides, would Campostoma graze the glass sides, or just shuffle along the
>bottom gravel and over structure items like logs.
>Jay DeLong
>Olympia, WA

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