Re: NANFA-L-- Lake chubsucker

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Lake chubsucker
From: Irate Mormon (
Date: Tue Nov 09 2004 - 22:47:51 CST

Quoting "" <>:

> Anyone kept these? Are they easier to keep than normal suckers?

Erimyzon oblongus? They tolerate still water much better than most, including
many other Erimyzon. I caught a couple in the creek that runs across my
property, and they were quite easy to keep. Unlike some folks, however, I don't
consider them to be a pretty fish. But they ARE distinctive. My creek has
mostly a mud substrate, with patches of gravel here and there. I get redfin and
rainbow darters over the gravel, and chubsuckers and pygmy sunnies in the muddy
areas. This creek receives effluent from residential sewage treatment plants
too, so I guess all these fishes are fairly tolerant of certain pollutants.

"In our study of natural objects we are approaching the thoughts of the Creator,
reading his conceptions, interpreting a system that is His and not ours." -
Louis Agassiz
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