Northern or Southern Studfish?
Posted 20 November 2015 - 11:43 AM
Posted 20 November 2015 - 02:14 PM
I had a pair of Southern Studfish do quite well in captivity for a number of years before the grim reaper came for them in old age. Both were collected as sub-adults (~2") and did well living with Rosyside and Southern Redbelly dace, and Redline darters. There was moderate to low flow in the tank (~90 gallons) and it would reach temps of 75 in the summer. I never saw any courtship but the male stayed pretty fired up most of the year. They fed well on mysis, bloodworms, blackworms, flake, and pellets. Occasionally I'd toss some pinhead crickets or flightless fruit flies on the surface which would get everyone really ramped up. I enjoyed having them and wouldn't mind adding a few more to the home aquarium.
I'll second their jumping ability. Much to the likes of a feisty arowana.
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