Re: NANFA-L-- recent Ash Meadows trip

Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- recent Ash Meadows trip
From: James Smith (jbosmith at
Date: Wed Oct 20 2004 - 15:22:55 CDT

> The little gambusia are like piranha, they attack larger fish that can't hide from them.

My Jack Dempsey eats them as fast as I can dump them into his tank.
The gambusia are still in their "Holy crap what happened" phase when
they get eaten and don't have time to organize an offensive ;-)

>as well as an newly established Texas cichlid population in Rogers
Spring by Lake Mead.

If I had space for another big tank, I'd so be going southward and
catching myself some young texas cichlids..

> But, if folks who come along want to keep some alive to take home they are more than welcome to.

If I ever go on one of these exotics removal missions in the south,
I'm bring a station wagon full of tubs. Heck, even cana snails would
make me a small fortune up here. We don't have any cool exotics :-)


On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:00:27 EDT, moontanman at <moontanman at> wrote:
> In a message dated 10/20/04 11:24:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> EELReprah at writes:
> 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.
> You should have fed them to a small flathead catfish, I have one and he
> eats everything! He even manages to exist in a tank full of gambusias, even
> redfin pickerel can't do that. The little gambusia are like piranha, they
> attack larger fish that can't hide from them.
> moon
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