Re: NANFA-L-- Hitchhikers on Hydrilla

Mysteryman (bestfish at
Tue, 25 Oct 2005 07:56:32 -0700

Decades ago, when most of the secondary roads were still unpaved in
southwest alabama, the road crews used to spread some imported dirt
(bauxite ?) on the roads to build them back up periodically for
re-grading. When it rained, Killifish galore would hatch, filling every
creek & puddle with the exotic beauties. They never survived even our
mild winters, but it was pretty nifty and a lot of fun for the few
fishkeepers in the area. Of course, there's nothing particularly
noteworthy about killie eggs hatching when wet, but in this case no
plants were involved, only dirt, and in many cases dirt which had been
sitting around in some storage shed for a couple of years.
Just thought I'd mention it.
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