NANFA-L-- Roanoke darters

Gerald Pottern (
Wed, 15 Mar 2006 15:29:45 -0800 (PST)

Todd-- Wait there's more !! You forgot to mention
that: 1) max size 3" they're comfy in a 15 gal tank
(try that with tangerines - no, actually dont) and 2)
they can handle temps up to 85 F,-in-least
temporarily. The Eno River can get into high 80's for
a few weeks during really hot weather.

Pete Mang said he's bred them (he was-in-our Raleigh
Aquar conference 2 weeks ago), but i didnt get any
further details.

BTW - that fish you had labelled as piedmont darter
with the rectangular blotches was probably P.nevisense
chainback darter, if it was from the Neuse or Tar.
--- Gerald

>>Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:11:19 -0500
From: "Crail, Todd" <tcrail-in-UTNet.UToledo.Edu>
Subject: RE: NANFA-L-- Re: NC natives online

>> 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 thesame oranges and yellows you see on tangerine
and gilts. I can't think ofanother 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 ...
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