Re: NANFA-- pellets and sunfish

R. W. Wolff (
Mon, 11 Dec 2000 11:32:01 -0600

Banded sunfish seem to not be picky about foods at all. Bluespotted sunfish
sometimes come around. Usually starting them on a high grade food with some
scent added ( fish oil or worm juices -tasty) will help. Pygmy sunfish
almost never eat prepared foods. I say almost never, because nothing is
impossible in these regards. I have heard of it happening, but what I think
is more likely is they are taking in the food, chewing on it for a good long
time, then they hack it out unknown to the feeder. This is a common thing
for blackbanded sunfish to do. I find it strange that fish will chew on
prepared food for so long, only to spit it out . Since pygmys are so small,
I have no trouble keeping up with live food cultures for them.

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