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NFC: RE: studfish

Studfish aren't picky eaters, so anything alive that they can eat, they will eat.  And I think it's a good idea to rinse off wild caught food.  

As for breeding them, I've no experience there....

-----Original Message-----
From: MATDB at aol_com [mailto:MATDB at aol_com]
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2000 3:42 PM
To: nfc at actwin_com
Subject: NFC: studfish

I'm a first time contributor to the message list but have browsed it for some 
time now. I was hoping someone out there could help me out. Last week I was 
up in the Arkansas Ozarks and captured a handful of very large (~7") Fundulus 
catenatus in a small river by sight-fishing with an ultra-light rod and reel, 
no less! Anyway, I have them back at home in a tank with some plants. They 
are going through the spawning procedures, since my water is slightly warmer 
than what they were captured in. I have them feeding on dried Gammarus from 
Wal-Mart but want to vary their diet. I need a thumbs up or thumbs down on 
grabbing a handful of critters from outside and serving them up to the 
studfish. The Dallas area is pretty dry this time of year, but I am hoping 
showers will drive red worms to the surface. Since I caught the guys on 
'crawlers, they should be fine, right? Would washing them first help? Any 
other hints on northern studfish procreation are greatly appreciated!
Matt Berg