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Re: NFC: Bluespotted sunfish


What I have found works well is to have plants, flowerpots on their side 
and other types of cover in the tank. The fish will hide for the first 
few days, but can be coaxed into eating with daphnia, especially if they 
don't have to go far from cover.  Having some shiners, darters or other 
dither fish seems to help convince the fish that everything is OK.  Key 
point: if you are able, only approach the tank when feeding, which 
causes the fish to associate you with dinner and rapidly eliminates 

My BSS like daphnia, frozen bloodworms and flake food. They are kept in 
20 gallon long and a standard 10 gallon tanks, along with several 
species of darters, tadpole madtoms and sailfin shiners.

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>Subject: NFC: Bluespotted sunfish
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>Hi all,
>	Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! 
>	JeffF has kindly offered me some of his blue-spotted sunfish. I
>searched both the NANFA and NFC sites and found little information 
>these fish. The only mention was in Robert's Ditch Tank article. I 
>have my handbook handy ... :(
>	If you have kept these fish, would you please describe your setup?
>Do these fish require live foods? Do they eat plants? How hardy are 
>Are they as sensitive as black-banded sunfish? How big do they get? 
>	I'll probably keep them in a 30G. The low-maintainence
>"ditch-tank" seems like a great way to go. 
>Sajjad Lateef                         
>sajjad at acm_org      Please Visit NFC: 

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