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Without knowing the specific type of darter i will give you a a common
middle ground setup that has worked well for me.
For the most part the setups that work well for me are a barebottom tank
with a bit of structure that mimics the home enviroment. For example
orangethroat darters love small cave like areas to spawn. I simulate that
with inexpesive clay pots (>3 inches) and have good success. For
vegetation spawners I simply add potted plants to the mix.
For current i place a powerhead or other device close to the bottom. If I
am using only a powerfilter as my curent I make sure the downflow falls
into a pot prearranged to do the spawning job.......
I hope this helps please contact me with specific questions !!!
On Fri, 1 May 1998 00:07:59 -0500 (Central Daylight Time) Sarah Tester
<sbt849s at nic_smsu.edu> writes:
>I happened to read some of your postings about darters. I am
>looking to set up a fresh water tank with a few darters, but I
>really am not sure on some of the basics with caring for them.
>Most importantly, I know that some darters live in areas with
>a medium current. Is it important to set up some sort of power
>head that will mimic a current, and if so, what kind of setup
>is the best? Also, what are the best temperature requirements
>for some of types of darters (do I need some type of cooler to
>bring the temperature down)? Finally, what kind of plant life
>can I put in the tank with the darters? If you have a quick
>second, I would appreciate your help.
>sbt849s at nic_smsu.edu
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