Re: NANFA-- darter "ich" and nutrition

Bruce Stallsmith (
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 11:25:18 -0400

I've never had to deal with ich with natives, so I can't help you there. As
to feeding small darters, I usually use black worms (always a hit) and
sliced&diced earthworms. My Tennessee Snubnoses will even take brine shrimp
flake after nine months. And for longevity, few darters make it past 4
years, tops.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>My newly collected darters, hog suckers, and redside dace seem to be
>getting the "ich". What have you folks used in the past to treat these
>types of fish. I presume that they are somewhat sensitive to malachite
>green or copper?
>Also, I would be curious to get a quick poll as to what people are feeding
>their darters, especially the smaller ones.
>One last one, what kind of longevity records have folks experienced with
>your darters?
>Nick Zarlinga
>Aquarium Biologist
>Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
>216-661-6500 ex 4485

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