Re: NANFA-- sturgeon & paddlefish in aquaria
Thu, 14 Sep 2000 15:32:19 EDT

In a message dated 9/14/00 12:55:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< As big river fishes that grow big, sturgeons are ill-suited for life in
all but
large and specially constructed aquaria. Many aquarists who don't know any
I'm not sure about paddlefish but I'll assume they all get huge, but the
shovelnose sturgeon is not a huge fish, in the wild it seldom weighs more
than a few pounds or so and is a very skinny maneuverable fish. Yes it
requires special conditions but not so much as many large tropical fish
commonly kept or as much as a really large fish like the paddle fish. Many
native fish keepers have fish that will surpass the 10 pound mark if given
room. Lets be clear what is a large fish and what is really too large to


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