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Spotfins, stonerollers and bluntnose minnows attack flake food.


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#1 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 03:51 PM

Considering that these spotfin shiners, stonerollers and bluntnose minnows were all wild in the river a or so month ago, they absolutely destroy flake food. So if you like easy to care for/feed fish, spotfins and the others will do it for you. These fish were taking flake food within 30 minutes after capture.

 

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#2 Darter keeper

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 04:26 PM

I'd recommend feeding them both blood worms and color enhancing flakes. (if you can't feed them the blood worms get some raw shrimp & blend it ((you'd need to peel it first)) get a cube tray, add the blended shrimp with some water, now your darters & shiners both have their own fozen foods) Other then that they look great. ((I might even get some for myself some day))

#3 Fleendar the Magnificent

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 04:42 PM

Actually, they do eat blood worms as well. The shiners and other minnows are ravenous eaters. Even after they eat flakes, when I feed the darters, they hit the worms too. So I feed about 4 cubes of blood worms in the evening. Within 15 minutes, not a blood worm left to be seen anywhere on the bottom. They also inhale nightcrawlers that I cut up into tiny pieces and Mysis shrimp. So they all eat everything I feed them with exception of the darters and flakes. The darters won't touch em.

 

If you get a chance, get some spotfins if they're where you're at. I really like the spotfin specie.






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