Re: NANFA-- first native tank, pumpkinseeds

R. W. Wolff (
Sat, 20 Apr 2002 11:08:42 -0500

I would suggest starting with six to eight fish. This way you should get a
pair. Raising them all together will help them be less aggressive towards
each other.

If worms are a problem, try salad shrimp, the frozen kind. Most fish will
eat these with no hesitation. Then to get them "trained" to eat pelleted
food, soak the pellets in the water that is in the bag with the shrimp after
thawing. After a while they should take the pellets readily. The tetra bits
pelleted food ( little red bacon bit looking things) are great starter food
for fish like these. Shrimp pellets work too. I have raised and spawned
various species of sunfish on a diet of one or both of those pellets

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