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Re: NFC: Feeding Natives
That's interesting - I had always heard crappie and walleye made terrible
aquarium fish. Glad to hear otherwise. How big are they?
In a message dated 11/29/01 11:29:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
mbinkley at columbus_rr.com writes:
> I recently acquired some black crappies and walleyes from a commercial
> hatchery. I was initially concerned that they would not thrive at room
> temperature and would be difficult to feed. I have been pleasantly
> surpised. They seem to have acclimated well to room temp, with no apparent
> problems. I started the crappies on live adult brine shimp, which they
> seemed to enjoy. Within a week or two, most of them were also taking
> freeze dried brine shrimp and now, freeze dried plankton. Most of the
> walleyes took to freeze dried plankton right away. I suppose the little
> dried shrimps are quite close to the Mysids that they would get in northern
> lakes. Tonight I fed frozen blood worms. The crappies chowed them down.
> In the walleye tank, the unfrozen cubes sat on the bottom in clumps and the
> walleyes weren't sure what to do with them. But once I stirred them into
> the water column, they were gone in a flash. Eeeexcellent!
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