Re: NANFA-- white sucker

Todd Crail (
Sun, 28 Sep 2003 22:24:07 -0400

Interesting. I brought home a new hogsucker (pumpkinseeds killed the last
one. bad idea :( and he is fatter than snot off all the algae that's
growing because I need to change my lights (almost a year old now). He's
grazing on it all day like a marine tang would heheh.

Now, hopefully, once I change the lamps and do a waterchange, the "ugly"
issue will be gone..... But I'd still want that food for him. So it'd be
interesting to set up an "algifyer" tank where I can grow these algaes on
some rocks, wood, plants whatever, and then add them back into the more
sterile system to provide him with the extra foods they seem to need, and
then just keep switching them in and out, etc.

It'd also be fun to add straight phosphate into a tank and then turn it into
fish fat elsewhere. ;)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Bock" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, September 26, 2003 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- white sucker

> Just passing this along. Someone once told me that the way to keep
> alive is by periodically putting stream rocks in their tanks. He said
> make their living by eating algae and whatnot off the rocks.
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