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Blackside Darter Care

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Blackside Darter
Percina maculata – 4"
Great color and pattern! Swims bottom- to mid-water.

Care quick-view:  Accepts live foods.  Accepts frozen foods.  Prefers medium to hard water.  Prefers room temperature water.  These fish have been parasite pre-treated. 

Care Requirements:
Temperature Tolerance Range: 32-80°F
Preferred Temperature Range: 72-76°F Prefers room temperature water.
Water Hardness: Medium to Hard Prefers medium to hard water.
Type of Tank Setup: Freshwater (cold) or Freshwater (tropical) / Species or Community
Food: Live Accepts live foods. or Frozen Accepts frozen foods.
Swimming level: Mid to Bottom
Parasite Pre-Treated?: Yes.These fish have been parasite pre-treated.  These fish have been pre-treated for internal and external parasites by Parasite Guard® by Tetra.
Special Requirements: Blackside Darters need good water circulation / aeration. These fish feed off the bottom and may feed slowly, so be sure that sufficient food gets to the bottom of the tank. Blackside Darters also eat small meals and do best when fed twice daily. They also do best when kept in groups of two or more.

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