RE: NANFA-- FW: Aquaticinfo: Pirate Perch?

Jay DeLong (
Thu, 21 Feb 2002 21:35:59 -0800

The topic of pirate perch spawning came up on this list about 5 years ago.
I remember Rodney Harper saying he had success keeping the tank in near
darkness all the time and with leaf litter on the bottom. He talked about
shining a dim light on the tank once and seeing mineature replicas of the
adult fish swimming about the tank.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

> -----Original Message----- > From: On Behalf > Of Nicholas J. Zarlinga > Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 10:04 AM > To: '' > Subject: NANFA-- FW: Aquaticinfo: Pirate Perch? > > > This email if from Jay Hemdal, curator of fishes at the Toledo Zoo. Can > anyone comment on his questions so that I can get back with him? Thanks. > > Nick Zarlinga > Aquarium Biologist > Cleveland Metroparks Zoo > 216-661-6500 ex 4485 > > "Fish worship... is it wrong??" (Ray Troll) > > -----Original Message----- > From: Jay Hemdal [] > Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 10:14 AM > To: Aquatic Information Listserve > Subject: Aquaticinfo: Pirate Perch? > > > All: > > Does anyone know the origin of the common name for Aphredoderus sayanus, > the pirate perch? I presume that it has something to do with the fish > perhaps feeding on the eggs of other species, but that is just a guess. > > Also, has anyone heard of this species being propagated in captivity? > (Aside > from the two cases where Ray Katula bred them). > > We have been working with this species for about three years, and > *finally* > have around 25 free-swimming young to show for it. > > > Jay Hemdal > The Toledo Zoo >

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