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#1 Guest_drewish_*

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:50 PM

Here is a document produced by one of our members, Gerald Pottern. This should answer basic questions but if you have further questions please ask in this forum.

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#2 Guest_Piscator_*

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:55 PM

Excellent guide--thank you! I'm currently working with estuarian species, however. Has anyone put out a similar guide for those?

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 12:34 AM

Excellent guide--thank you! I'm currently working with estuarian species, however. Has anyone put out a similar guide for those?



I agree an excellent guide, but I saw two small mistakes, both about fish needing live food. I had no problem with my darters or my pirate perch taking frozen food. They adapted to it immediately.

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 08:17 AM

Very nice. I think it is a must read for anyone considering keeping native fishes. Most of their basic questions will be answered, but more advanced questions for particular setups (breeding, or biotype) can be posted in the proper forum. A BIG thank you to Gerald.

I agree an excellent guide, but I saw two small mistakes, both about fish needing live food. I had no problem with my darters or my pirate perch taking frozen food. They adapted to it immediately.

The document states that they take to frozen foods: "Most darters, mudminnows, pirate perch, swampfish, pickerel, and pygmy sunfish usually require live, fresh or frozen foods on a permanent basis. Feed as much variety as possible to ensure adequate nutrition."

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Posted 22 August 2010 - 03:33 PM

The document states that they take to frozen foods: "Most darters, mudminnows, pirate perch, swampfish, pickerel, and pygmy sunfish usually require live, fresh or frozen foods on a permanent basis. Feed as much variety as possible to ensure adequate nutrition."


A small conflict between the feeding section and the fish groups section then. Not a big problem unless someone just skims it and misses something.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:38 AM

With darters, some fish do and some don't adapt to non-living foods, and it's not always predictable by species. I wanted to make sure anybody bringing home darters (especially beginners, the target audience) is aware they might have to keep live foods on a long-term basis, and not just assume the fish will adapt to "regular fish food".

Any other errors, inconsistencies, clarifications, edits please let me know and I'll update it as needed. And feel free to use this if you're doing any fish-related programs for schools, scouts, libraries, river festivals, etc. Gerald

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 03:48 PM

This is an excellent and much needed document. We all owe Gerald our thanks for taking the time to put this information together in one article. I especially appreciated the section on field collection. I see no inconsistency with the feeding recommendations. Indeed, individuals within species sometimes adapt to commercial foods, while others refuse. And while some fish may get by on flakes etc. they might not thrive. Gerald has noted this throughout this document.
Super work - and thanks again.
- Jan

#8 Cricket

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:29 PM

Wish I could open it :( Is it too long to copy and paste in the comments? Any other suggestions? Thank you.

#9 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 07:07 PM

I tried, apparently it is. Maybe Gerald can do something with it.


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#10 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:17 PM

Wish I could open it :( Is it too long to copy and paste in the comments? Any other suggestions? Thank you.

 

It opened fine for me (as a google document).  Why could you not open it? It is 15 pages, so not easy to just dump in a thread here. Would it work better for you if it were a .pdf document?


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#11 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:44 PM

Opens in Word just fine as well.


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#12 Cricket

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:11 PM

A pdf would be perfect. I don't have word. Is that doable?

#13 Cricket

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:13 PM

 
It opened fine for me (as a google document).  Why could you not open it? It is 15 pages, so not easy to just dump in a thread here. Would it work better for you if it were a .pdf document?

It says file type not supported.

#14 gerald

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:50 AM

Hi Cricket -- Here's a PDF of a slightly updated version, but still pretty old -- many of the web links have undoubtedly changed.

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#15 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 12:35 PM

Hey Gerald, if you want to update this we could also put it on the website.  then it would be worth it to just put the full text in a browser window... or actually would be easy to make a pdf of whatever you want and have it open the pdf in a browser window.  Let me know.  We can do this.


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#16 Cricket

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 11:57 PM

Hi Cricket -- Here's a PDF of a slightly updated version, but still pretty old -- many of the web links have undoubtedly changed.

awesomesauce! Thank you Gerald! And thank you for introducing this forum to me. I'm very excited to begin :)

It worked!

Edited by Cricket, 17 September 2017 - 11:57 PM.




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