Re: NANFA-L-- Spring Fling - The Preliminary Picture.
Tue, 15 Mar 2005 12:53:52 +0700

Mexico? Sound great! Do you find any nice minnows?


Dave Neely wrote:
> Hi Todd,
> Glad to hear the trip went well, wish I could have tagged along...but Mexico
> was pretty doggone fun, too. :) ...and I have to agree with Jan, the pics
> rock.
> If the snubnoses are from Shelbysville (there's no Collinsville on the
> Duck), then they're an undescribed form of simoterum that Steve Powers is
> currently describing. In the Duck, E. duryi is only well upstream of there,
> where the river comes off the edge of the Highland Rim.
> Maybe I should provide a couple phoquaria for the auction in Arkansas this
> year! Actually, of late I've been really impressed with a couple friends who
> are using a small (2-5 gal) tank like yours, with an extra piece of glass
> close to the front pane to hold the fish in position, and held in place by
> grooves cut into the top of the plastic rim. You can landscape with gravel,
> rocks against the back, etc. and it looks mighty good. Two other things that
> help are using a small filter on an AC adapter to get fine particulates out
> of the water (they catch the light and cause backscatter), and using a
> 12"x12" piece of black foam-core board with a hole cut in the center for the
> camera lens to eliminate reflections off the glass.
> The two mystery minnows look like stargazing minnow, Phenacobius uranops,
> but if you got up on the Blue Ridge they might be fatlips...
> cheers,
> Dave
> --
> along the muddy Mississippi, St. Louis, MO
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