Re: NANFA-L-- Collecting

Peter Unmack (peter.lists at)
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 21:38:48 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, madtom wrote:

> Peter, I've never had any trouble getting Campostama or C whippeli to eat.
> I have found that if one has a fish that is reluctant to eat, you can put it
> in with some red shiners or other trained fish and it will often join the
> frenzy.

I don't usually have any problems except with really large specimens. My
sample size is pretty small, but I've had that trouble with campos on a
few occasions. The fish are always in a mixed community type tank with
other fishes from the same area and the majority of them feed very

> I notice your address is Canadian River, where you at. I live on the
> canadian. Are you doing any collecting or surveys on the canadian?

I blip back and forth between Norman and Lake Texoma. I have done a
little bit of sampling-in-I-35 and have picked up ~24 species there one
day. Bill Matthews basically told us all to stay out of there due to
issues with Notropis giradi (federally endangered minnow). Thus we
haven't collected down there for a while.

Peter Unmack
Red River, Oklahoma
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