Re: NANFA-- "just minnows"
Sat, 12 Aug 2000 15:28:47 EDT

In a message dated 8/12/00 11:49:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< In Michigan, a biologist watched as a male
river chub built a nest about seven inches high and more than three feet
across. Then he waded into the stream and carefully undid the chub's work
in order to count the stones and pebbles. There were 7,050, weighing a
total of 88 pounds. A single six-inch river chub had moved them all in
less than thirty hours, traveling an estimated sixteen miles in the process.

That is amazing. I never realized how much work actually went into making a
chub nest. All of this from a six-inch fish! Chubs truly are the "architects"
of the fish world.
This article was really interesting, Jay. I really enjoyed learning about all
of the minnow species' spawning behaviours and their interactions with other
fish species.Thanks for sharing.

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