NANFA-L-- Help needed breeding NC shiners
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 09:30:17 EST

im passing on this request from steve fraley of nc. i met steve back when i
hosted the 98 convention here in chattanooga. he accompanied ed scott and
david etnier on the drive south to participate in seining the conasauga. ive
also had the pleasure and work of participating with him on several snail
monitorings ed organized.
it sounds like some of you may could pass on some advice regarding his needs
and if any of you live in the nc area maybe could actually hands on help
with this project.
Hello Robert and Caspar,
Robert-- I enjoyed very much your presentation-in-the FMCS workshop in
Columbus. Caspar- love the CFI shirt!
I am contacting you NANFA folk now for some advice/guidance/help regarding
captive spawning and rearing of striped shiners (Luxilus chrysocephalus).
Robert mentioned in his talk that shiners were generally pretty easy to work
with and I hope that is the case with striped shiners. If you can help me
information or forward this on to someone who might, Ibd appreciate it
The reason for my inquiry is a desire to get some school kids involved in an
effort to restore populations of certain fish species to the Pigeon River
(in western NC, shared with TN, and a tributary of the French Broad R.),
is recovering from a long history of severe pollution. Several classes are
interested in doing this and we and some partners can set them up with
aquaria, fish, and everything else that theybll need (hopefully). One
problem is summer vacation interfering with spawning time. We might consider
manipulating temps & photoperiod to initiate spawning earlier/later than in
Thanks much in advance for any advice you can provide,
Steve Fraley
Aquatic Non-game Coordinator, Western Region
50 Trillium Way
Clyde, NC 28721
Home/office: 828-627-8414
Cell: 828-442-3744
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