Re: NANFA-- creek chubsuckers

Jay DeLong (
Wed, 10 Sep 2003 10:22:36 -0700

At 10:19 PM 9/9/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>Has anyone ever kept creek chubsuckers for any length of time?
>I have several juviniles in a community setup with blacknose dace and various
>minnows. I see them take frozen blood worms and they constantly graze on the
>substrate and rocks and wood in the tank, but they never show full bellies
>like the other fish and some are even looking hollow bellied. I've tried
>introducing algae in various forms but they don't seem too interested.
>Any clues on a food that will help them thrive?
>Mike Zaborowski

I've had 2 sharpfin chubsuckers for over two years and they seem healthy
and active on a diet of daily goldfish flake food and 3 times a week
feedings of frozen brine shrimp, mosquito larvae and/or bloodworms. They
haven't grown much though. I hope that helps.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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