Re: NANFA-- sturgeon & paddlefish in aquaria

Sajjad Lateef (
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 14:07:02 -0500 (CDT)

On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, Christopher Scharpf wrote:
> undeniably cute fish. The best place to observe and admire paddlefish is in
> public aquaria. Even here, most specimens have damaged rostra. Although the
> paddle may be useful in locating microscopic prey, it does a poor job of telling
> the paddlefish when it's about to bump into the aquarium glass and various
> submerged structures.

The Paddlefish in the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago are in a 10'x8'x6' tank
(best guess) and they have damaged snouts and the walls are scraped where
the fish turn around. (Is rostra the snout?)

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