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Re: NFC: Fw: Fw: Macrhybopsis
burying them selves in the gravel per chance?
----- Original Message -----
From: David Meyers <dmeyers at salts_navy.mil>
To: <nfc at actwin_com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 8:42 AM
Subject: Re: NFC: Fw: Fw: Macrhybopsis
> Absolute ignorance here, but what is "buring?"
> > From: robert a rice <robertrice at juno_com>
> > Reply-To: nfc at actwin_com
> > Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 21:42:12 -0500
> > To: Nativefishconservancy at yahoogroups_com, nfc at actwin_com
> > Subject: NFC: Fw: Fw: Macrhybopsis
> > My colleague, Dave Herzog, has kept both sicklefin and sturgeon chubs in
> > an
> > aquarium. Actually, Dave kept several species of Macrhybopsis together
> > in a
> > single aquarium. Dave says that speckled and silver chubs are more
> > aggressive than sicklefin and sturgeon chubs. Speckled and siver chubs
> > readily ingested flake food and tubifex worms nearly to the exclusion of
> > sturgeon and sicklefin chubs. Dave suggested keeping sicklefin and
> > sturgeon
> > chubs separate from other large river species and using lots of
> > When kept by themselves, sicklefin and sturgeon chubs ate well. Dave
> > thinks
> > frozen or fresh brine shrimp would be a better food choice for what he
> > calls a "meticulous" feeding habit. I'm not sure what that means.
> > Dave suggests that one would increase chance of survival to collect
> > sicklefin and sturgeon chubs in late winter or early spring.
> > that have survived the winter seem more robust than those collected in
> > summer. Summer water and air temperatures seem especially hard on these
> > species during transport.
> > Incidently, Dave Ostendorf is keeping crystal darters in his aquarium
> > notes that despite their size, crystal darters are timid and seem to be
> > outcompeted by conspecifics from the Black River, Missouri. While gilt
> > darters, river darters, and stargazing darters appear robust and very
> > active, crystal darters appear undernourished and very nervous in his
> > aquarium with these species. We have observed the "buring" habit of
> > crystal
> > darters (in which Pflieger (1997) noted there was only circumstantial
> > evidence that crystal darters do this).
> > FYI. I just had an article on seining published in the Missouri
> > Conservationist. Are you interested in seeing a copy for the NANFA
> > website?
> > Have a good day!
> > Bob
> > Robert A. Hrabik
> > Missouri Department of Conservation
> > Fisheries Research, Assessment, and Monitoring Section
> > Open River Field Station
> > 3815 East Jackson Boulevard
> > Jackson, MO 63755
> > phone: 573-243-2659, ext. 21
> > fax: 573-243-2897
> > hrabir at mail_conservation.state.mo.us
> >>>> Christopher Scharpf <ichthos at charm_net> 01/25/02 02:58PM >>>
> > Bob,
> > Have you or Dave Ostendorf (I lost his email addy) ever kept sicklefin
> > sturgeon chub in aquaria? If so, what can you report?
> > Thanks,
> > Chris Scharpf