Re: NANFA-- seeking feeding suggestions for lepomis cyanellus

Bruce Stallsmith (
Sun, 21 Apr 2002 12:35:30 -0400

Try earthworms or any kind of insect for the green. You'll realize very
quickly that greens have huge mouths and are very aggressive feeders.
Hopefully the dace is _at least_ as big as the green or you may soon just
have one somewhat larger green sunfish. My last green sunfish loved the huge
cockroaches we have here in 'bama called water bugs, as well as any Dambusia
I came across.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: "John Murphy" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: NANFA-- seeking feeding suggestions for lepomis cyanellus and
>phoxinus oreas
>Date: Sun, 21 Apr 2002 12:06:33 -0400
>I've recently collected a green sunfish (lepomis cyanellus) and a mountain
>redbelly dace (phoxinus oreas). I've placed both in a 30 gallon community
>tank. They have been in the tank for five days. The green sunfish is not
>taking frozen bloodworms, frozen shrimp, or pellets. I read that the
>redbelly dace is an herbivore/detritivore. I'll be trying spirulina discs.
>Would appreciate suggestions for either/both of these species.
>John Murphy
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