RE: NANFA-L-- is there a north American option for algae

Bruce Stallsmith (
Wed, 21 Jun 2006 08:05:27 -0400

North Alabama stonerollers, nominally C. oligolepis, will come to the
surface and take food. They're also strangely prone to jumping out of tanks.
I had a smallish one, maybe 7 cm, disappear from my new minnows tank in the
last week. I don't expect to see him again...

--Bruce Stallsmith
along the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Peter Unmack <peter.lists at>
>To: nanfa-l <>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- is there a north American option for algae
>Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 22:17:21 -0500 (CDT)
>On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Crail, Todd wrote:
> > I always keep stonerollers, but that's because I think they're
>Todd, do your stonerollers come up to the surface much to eat flake food?
>Jake Schaffer mentioned that the clear finned Oklahoma ones never would
>come to the surface. I've mostly kept the redfinned ones from that part
>of the world and they come to the surface very readily. I've never had
>much luck keeping clearfinned fish from TX and OK. They just never seem
>to really adjust to eating flake food. I've had a couple make it for a
>fair while, but in most cases they only last a couple months or so.
>Anyone else have any observations like this? The fish I've always kept
>have been the species anomalum, which of course is actually several
>species. I've never messed with oligolepis (which is also several
>Peter Unmack
>Salt River, Arizona
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