Re: NANFA-- gizzard shad musings
Wed, 18 Oct 2000 00:05:31 EDT

In a message dated 10/17/00 11:52:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< How gizzard shad digest their food is unique among North America's fishes.
feed primarily near the bottom, grazing over logs, plants, and other
objects, filtering out algae and other microscopic plants through their long
I have never seen this type of behavior, The ones I have seen here, and i
have observed them many, many, times, swim in midwater to the surface and
feed in the effluent of water treatment plants or any where the water is high
in organic material. The ones in my aquarium pay no attention to the logs and
plants in the aquarium and stay near the surface and ingest the tiny
particles of micro pellets when I put them in the feeding ring.


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