RE: NANFA-L-- Re: NC natives online

Crail, Todd (tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu)
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:11:19 -0500

I will tell you what... These Roanoke darters are giving it a run for most
colorful Percina, now that they're firing back up as they were chowing down.
They are right in the running with gilts and tangerines. And they have
something the other two don't... Blue. Like midnight blue, cast off with the
same oranges and yellows you see on tangerines and gilts. I can't think of
another NA fish that has this blue. Rainbows and orangethroats come close
when they're all fired up, but not nearly as much of it, nor is it as
beautifully blended earth tones that make Percina such a subtly gorgeous

And... Unlike the two other mentioned Percina species... You can catch these
guys in nice quiet riffles in a dip net.

Why have you Triad folks been so quiet about these? Guess you wanted to keep
them all to yourselves, huh? ;)

Okay, no pictures or stories tonight. Systemic poison ivy reaction, I didn't
get around to do anything fun. Guess that's just one of the occupational
hazzards, huh?

The Itchy Madness, Toledo, OH
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
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