Re: NANFA-L-- Dave in Central FL

David Sanchez (
Wed, 6 Jul 2005 07:42:01 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Gerald, too bad I missed you. I know the river very
well. I have been collecting in it for over 17 years
now, I have some easy access spots where there are no
people and it is very calm. I have cuaght as many as
200 plus Elassoma okefenokee in a single spot, of
course I put most of them back! Just cheery picked the
best males :)They get very thick if you know where to
look for them. The E.okefenokee coming out of this
river are very impressive. I have been dreaming about
getting some more for a few months now. I just moved
back to the orlando area and I cant seem to find
anyone that would want to get all wet and muddy and
sit in 72 f water lol Nice to see your in the badis
group funny Scarlet badis dario dario to me fill the
same ecological nich as Ellasoma sp. They spawn in
almost the same way to. Nice to hear from you. Oh I
also love the Notropis sp. so pretty and easy to keep.
ALl the best


--- Gerald Pottern <> wrote:

> Hi Dave - Rock Spring (Kelly Park) just north of
> Apopka has nice diversity of fish, plants, herps,
> including very pretty bluefins & rainwater killies
> (bright yellow body & red/blue fin edging) - unlike
> our drab NC rainwaters. Go on a weekday, otherwise
> it's jammed with kids tubing. Elassoma are further
> down the run where it's wider and slower. I get to
> FL every couple years, usually with my wife's family
>-in-New Smyrna Beach. We were just there last
> month, (unfortunately, for meeting up with you).
> Anyway, welcome to NANFA. (I'm also in the Badis
> group).
> Gerald Pottern
> Hangin on the Neuse
> Wake Forest NC
> Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 11:37:02 -0700 (PDT)
> From: David Sanchez <>
> Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- collecting
> Hi,
> Nice to have found this group. I am setting up a 110
> gallon native tank. I collect in the Wekiva river. I
> wanted to do a habitat tank with native plants,
> driftwood etc. There are darters, pygmy sunfish,
> Notropis, Killies etc etc. Nice to meet you all
> Dave
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