NANFA-- blacknose dace

Crail, Todd (
Tue, 5 Nov 2002 08:18:12 -0500

Hi all,

Well it seems I was in for a little bit of a suprise. Not only is this
blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atrarulus) a cool lil' fish... It seems to be
picking at blackbrush algae (red hair algaes). Is this normal behavoir?

Are "dace" in general, good opportunists? Double bonus if so, as they're cool
critters I had planned to keep anyway :)

It was a nice feeling to have a co-worker (also an aquarist) come in the cube
yesterday and go "Wow! That fish was mostly plain... but now it's just plain
cool!" as it's gotten more comfy and colored up quite a bit :)
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