Brook silverside lifespan - 1 year?
Posted 12 October 2014 - 10:50 PM
Just recently noticed that they look noticably thinner. They are still eating voraciously, have great color and the fins are perfect. Is this their destiny this winter?
When first caught. http://youtu.be/XWvN...ez5R_grVf0gr7hA I'll post a recent image tomorrow.
Posted 13 October 2014 - 07:20 AM
I do know for a fact that the "captive" lifespans of many animals (including native fishes) are much longer than "wild" lifespans. People talk about many fish being annuals that people have had stay alive for 2, 3, 4 years. And a few others that have published lifespans of 3-5 years that have been kept successfully in aquaria will beyond that (my 8 year old ozark madtom being my personal favorite "old" fish to talk about). So there is hope if you can keep them well fed.
Posted 13 October 2014 - 03:24 PM
Posted 13 October 2014 - 06:04 PM
I posted a clip of the tank this morning and it shows what I think is thin-ness. Does this look like starvation or age? They are fed at least 3 times per day but its hard to track how much they each eat. The food is freeze-dried bloodworms supplemented with flakes (they don't eat nearly as much of the flakes).
We could really use some advice about their health. Thinking they were already a little thin before the ghost shiners were added last week. The shiners are pirahna-like when they feed, creating a near-frenzy. Their bellies are always bulging!
Thanks again. How great to have people to ask about this!
Posted 13 October 2014 - 08:50 PM
Really need to redo it. After yelling for 3 hours during the Cowboy game, I sound like I'm 90!
Posted 13 October 2014 - 09:39 PM
Posted 29 October 2014 - 04:02 PM
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