Re: NANFA-- shad spawning in aquaria
Wed, 8 Mar 2000 14:05:34 EST

In a message dated 2/24/00 12:05:14 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< As with most migratory fishes, shads will not naturally spawn in aquaria
the environmental cues that induce spawning (as far as they are known) are
complex to be simulated. >>

Forgive me for asking, but does this also apply to gizzard shad? I'm
wondering about this because they don't have any saltwater populations that I
know of, so it seems like they could be different in this respect. I guess I
could still see them being really migratory (not travelling the same great
distances that the other members of its family do though) but it seems like
they would still have a better chance of being spawned in an artificial
environment than other shads so I'm kind of curious as to whether or not the
spawning cues are impossible to duplicate in aquaria with our current

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