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Re: NFC: Fw: Lucania parva

> --------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: stonecreeklock at webtv_net (Joseph Eisenhart)
> To: president at nativefish_org
> Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 06:01:50 -0500 (EST)
> Subject: Lucania parva
> Message-ID: <9449-3865F59E-3684 at storefull-222_iap.bryant.webtv.net>
>        Greetings Mr Rice, as a new member of the NFC, I enjoyed your
> article on our native killies. Noting your inclusion of Lucania goodei,
> I am writing to ask you for specific direction concerning Lucania parva.
> I,ve been enjoying     a small group of 7 adults (2M 5F), collected on
> the Carolina costal plain this past summer .        Although visibly
> content in mildly brackish,corl enhanced water, I'm seeking truly
> optimum conditions, learned through either experience or research, in
> the hopes of establishing a thriving  captive population. 

I haven't bred them, but have enjoyed observing them in our SF Bay creeks.
They obviously can take full-strength sea water, as they move easily from
one creek to another around the bay.

> Initially
> accepting various       foods, I believe an inadvertent green water
> algae bloom, has helped them through the          transition, w/ reguard
> to shyness, and perhaps   even aided in a smoother dietary transition.
> Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

From the 3rd Vol of the Beansch series, I gleaned the following *maybe*
optimum conditions:

Filamentous green algae and live foods, mostly for food.

Alkaline water with a bit of salt (1t/25G).

The algae or very soft mops for spawning medium.

Gotta run. MNF is starting! ;-)


Wright Huntley, Fremont CA, USA, 510 494-8679  huntleyone at home dot com

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