NANFA-- Another duckweed muncher...

Todd Crail (
Tue, 16 Dec 2003 17:33:12 -0500

Quick note here... I've noticed that blacknose dace (Rhinichthys atratulus)
are _quite_ fond of duckweed. Much more so than the forementioned
blackstripe topminnow (Fundulus notatus). Whereas I would only "keep up"
sorta with the growth per unit eaten, once I added the blacknose dace, the
duckweed disappears in that system as quickly as with my primary duckweed
recyclers, the Autralian and PNG rainbowfishes (which are duckweed hogs).

I was impressed. :)

Might be a great way to turn your left over nutrients from other tanks into
fish fat and have a neato looking fish as well. I had trouble with the
species in a small tank with only one specimen, but they're the model
citizen in the 75 with sunfish. Don't know if that one was just
experiencing "school separation anxiety" or something ;)


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