Northern Studfish and Blackstripe Topminnow in aquaria together
Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:51 AM
Posted 13 February 2017 - 10:56 AM
Specifically, I kept mine with Southern redbelly dace and Redline darters. Both considerably smaller than the studfish. The most aggressive--and I use that term lightly--was a few Warpaint shiners in the tank as well. I would feel comfortable keeping them together, or at least trying it. But again, I haven't even kept Blackstripes before so I'll let those with experience chime in.
Posted 14 February 2017 - 01:14 PM
I have done both at the same time. If they are roughly the same size, I think you're ok. I've found Studfish to get aggressive once they are large, and even seen them chase and nip at shiners.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 02:36 PM
I think you will have some issues. Studfish are some tough buggers. I think they get along OK with other species that don't fill the topwater niche, but I expect that they will bully other smaller topminnows.
When I used to ship fish quite often I had several instances where only one studfish per bag arrived alive. That was in a stressful environment and darkness, and still the dominant fish felt the need to bully the others. Went to shipping them individually.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 07:59 AM
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