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Brook silversides

Just wanted to pass on something information and see if anyone else
has seen this.

As I posted earlier I have set up a 10 gallon in my boathouse. UG
filter with water from the river. One Logpearch and a few nickel sized
Longears. (Well I hope that is what they turn out to be!)

Silversides have been schooling a lot around the piers so I gathered a
few and put in this tank to see how they would do. All the Silversides
were dip netted and placed in a white bucket. Within 10 minutes they
were placed in the aquarium. ( I have wondered it a black bucket,
being darker inside would be less stressful on delicate fish like

After a week I have lost all the Larger (I assume mature) fish. The
smaller, younger fish are eating crushed flake food and seem to be
doing just fine. The smallest ones have disappeared and I assume made
fish food.

While this is not very scientific I have to assume that the younger
fish are more adaptable than the larger fish. OR this tank is just to
small for them? This is also the best luck I have had keeping Brooks
so far.

Jeff <*\\><
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