RE: NANFA-- Muddminnows as a class fish

Crail, Todd (
Tue, 3 Dec 2002 23:47:53 -0500

I'll bite :)
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From: m c

Ok, to avoid intruige, Let's start our hearings on
canidates for my class aqurium with muddminnows.

The issues involoved are:

1: Is the canidate availible to take the position?
(anybody willing to mail be a couple)
[Can't help there. Those who do have them have piles]

2: Does the canidate have a problem working with
other parties, esp the Southern party, who will be
represented in the tank by the pre approved honorable
Red Bellied Dace.
[Even tempered to the core... Until you get in the way of his food.]
3: Is the canidate willing to take the job for the
pay offered? (rotating flakes, granduals, Freeze
dried, and other, with only occational live foods)
[If it's available, he'll eat it.]
4: Can the canidate tolorate the job conditions?
(room temp in classroom, with possible summers on a
80-90 F front porch; wildly varying photo periods
depending on if I am turning off the lights frequently
for Power points or not that day, 20 gal tank, mixed
species, HOT power filter.)
[I thought labrynth fish were tough until I met this canidate hehheh]
5: Is the canidate willing to accept the office with
out extensive redecorating? (moving some pebbles ok,
eating the plants is not.)
[Generally quite content will all surroundings. Get's a little jumpy in excessive current.]
6: What are the canidates qualifications?
[Friendly, fearless, peaceful, and very easy to have around]
6a; Does it have an interesting color?
[If swirls of olive and brown are interesting, yes. If SCREAMIN GREEN is a requirement, look elsewhere]
6b; Does it have an interesting shape?
[The canidates best feature.]
6c; Does it have an interesting behavior?
[Flutters around like an NFL linebacker doing ballet. It's amazing to watch :) ]
6d; Does it have an interesting history?
[Other than being related to pikes, I'm not sure. Ray Wolff prolly has a lot more information about that.]
7: What is the canidate's past job experience?
(Anybody ever keep these guys in a tank?)
[Fascinating member of that system. I had one in with some darters and a top minnow in a 20 long. I put the whisper filter in the center so there was current down the middle, and then the mudminnow and topminnow could hover in quiet waters elsewhere.]
8: Is the canidate likly to leave a legacy? (breed
with out prompting, not really important for my
purposes. Viable fry not really needed, but breeding
behavior would be nice)
[From what I understand... You find them a date, and you pretty much have babies.]

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