Re: NANFA-L-- recent Ash Meadows trip

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- recent Ash Meadows trip
EELReprah at
Date: Wed Oct 20 2004 - 10:21:40 CDT

In a message dated 10/20/04 10:56:18 AM, peter.lists at writes:

<< And yes, convicts are a strange concept >>

I truly believe that convicts can survive almost anything. Including sex
change. My first convicts were purchased inadvertently when I started a bid at a
local club auction at 50 cents and no one else bid. I took home three unsexed
convicts (in about 1990). They turned out to be a male and two females and bred
very soon after puberty. To attempt to control the population I removed the
male. Well, one of the females became a male and off they went again. I then
dumped them all outside in a pond and when the winter freeze began I decided I
did not want dead Convicts fouling the water so I netted out some very sad
looking Convicts. They recovered as soon as warmed up and are still overpopulating
my tanks. Incidentally, I fed all the young to a large Bluegill and they
almost instantly overpopulated that 100 gallon tank.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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