NANFA-- Keeping White Suckers alive

Harry Collins (
Sat, 12 Oct 2002 10:10:45 -0400

I have a White Sucker (Catostomus commersoni) in a community tank of native
fish. I never see the fish eat. The other fish are voracious, so I'm
doubting there's anything left over for the sucker. Any ideas on how to
ensure my sucker is getting a good diet? Any flake food put in the tank is
immediately eaten by the blacknose daces & the sunfish. Very little of the
brine shrimp I put in the tank makes it to the bottom. The sucker "looks"
healthy, but so did the last one before it died.

I have some pictures of the tank and it's contents at this URL Please be patient, it's a
redirection to site I host at home via my cable ISP (hence port 80 is

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