Re: [RML] Food for thought

peter.unmack at ASU.Edu
Fri, 01 Aug 1997 03:54:41 -0700 (MST)

Gettting back to Adrians earlier topic

> >there is another explanation. When we look at it there is very little known
> >about the dietary habits of Rainbowfishes in the wild. It may well be that
> >Rainbowfishes and other tropical fishes for that matter, feed heavy during
> >the wet season when food is abundant and store any excess consumed to carry
> >them through the dry season when food items are scarce. In other words,

Having just seen many rainbow fish habitats over the last two months I
would have to say that certainly in some cases food resources would
become fairly scare at times during the dry season. When there are >
2000 fish living in a 10M long pool the only food they get is what falls
in from above. In some places I collected fish did seem to be kinda on
the thin size, especially the smaller ones who have smaller resources to
draw upon in times of slim pickings.


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