Re: NANFA-L-- Get your sunglasses out...

Mysteryman (
Fri, 06 Jan 2006 12:51:01 -0800

Verrryyy nice!

Heck, which natural beauties like those, who needs glofish?
Ah, if only there was a way to get them to STAY colored up like that...
a guy could make a fortune. A bloody fortune.

My "local" population is the southernmost one-in-Silver Creek in Clarke
County, which is still an hour & a half drive from home. It's reputed to
be the most colorful of all, but after seeing these pics, I would have
to wonder about that. Unlike the case with most native fish, most of the
locals seem to know about the "neon fish" living in the creek, their
radiance being noticed by everyone, but I bet if anyone saw specimens
like yours in a tank they'd positively flip! A buddy of mine from that
area gave me a bunch this past sumer, but they were all females. :(
I'm going to have to go back in a few months for some more fer shure.
I've been trying to raise native fish awareness a bit here in my town in
my quest to determine if the Bluenose Shiner is still here or not, ( not
recorded since 1954 ) and a tank of those little jewels displayed in a
public place would sure do the trick of getting people to think about
things they normally don't. Wouldn't it be great if everyone suddenly
realized that the little ditch fishes were something to treasure & protect?
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