Re: NANFA-- Feeding brook stickleback? was brook stickleback?
Sun, 1 Oct 2000 14:41:15 EDT

In a message dated 9/28/00 8:08:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Don't be too quick to rule out worms. While using a net in the local
stream, a
sand and clay bottom (though more sand), I found worms in the net once I
the sand through the net. 4 sweeps of the net netted about 14 worms. >>

It's possible that just like the sticklebacks from Minnesota had sponges
among their stomach contents, but the sticklebacks from other states didn't
have sponges in their stomach; that similarly sticklebacks from a certain
area would eat small worms, while others wouldn't. It seems like they would
take advantage of what ever food source was available which they could
utilise, to maximize their chances of survival.

/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,