Is the western sand darter any better?
on the plants, I think I have some sort of bacopa and
moneywort availible in the farm pond at my Uncle's.
I've just never set up a planted native tank before.
usually I just use ground clay kitty litter, peat, and
playsand in layers topdressed with peagravel.
But if I add a "beach" area for a fish with a cool
"bury everything but my head" behavior, how do i work
--- "Crail, Todd" <tcrail_at_northshores.com> wrote:
> A quick scan of the Peterson field guide offers some
> local canidates for the people of your court, your
> Honor. And I'd like to point out at this point in
> proceedings that staying local as possible will, in
> this servant of the court's opinion and experience
> serve the consituents in a far more appealing
> manner. It appears the constiuents are of low SES
> and "The Maumee River, Ohio" might as well be as far
> off as "The Rio Negro, Brazil", so nothing has been
> achieved in local enlightenment, which may be the
> most powerful element of your lesson, as nothing is
> tied to opinion or belief. It's just right there in
> the backyard (experience)... And it's just plain
> cool. :)
> With that said, your Honor... (and thank you Steven
> for compiling your list so I didn't have to hunt all
> over the internet :)
> I've omit any that are on the GA state lists.
> Swamp Darter- (Etheostoma fusiforme)
> Christmas Darter - (Etheostoma hopkinsi)
> *Definately* have to check this one out.
> Tessellated Darter (Etheostoma olmstedi)
> Sawcheek Darter - (Etheostoma serrifer)
> Blackbanded Darter (Percina nigrofasciata) May
> appear to have drab color for darters, but I will
> note that the Blackside Darter (P. maculata) is a
> personal favorite and has similar color and paterns.
> I will allow for the local experts to provide
> character witness, if it so pleases the Court.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Crail, Todd
> Sent: Sat 12/7/2002 2:12 PM
> To: nanfa_at_aquaria.net
> Subject: RE: NANFA-- Plants, substrate, and
> Canidate sand darter.
> I think it would be wise to look elsewhere for a
> less troubled canidate, your Honor. The canidate in
> question has been hammered on by habitat loss and
> degredation in nearly all it's range, is found on
> most State's Lists, and for the most part, you'd
> need to approach a real governing body to get the
> appropriate permits to have one in your possession,
> dead or alive.
> If you can keep the fish at 75 degrees or less....
> Have we discussed the potential canidates Rainbow
> (E. caeruleum) or Orangethroat (E.spectabile)
> darters? They're a more northern species, and do
> require more oxygenated and cooler water. If this
> can be achieved, I know of no other piscean
> combination of these oranges and blues (quite
> literally the Syracuse U. school colors) and the
> canidates have dealt with humanity's activity much
> more gracefully. If these temperatures are not an
> option, Sir, perhaps some of our Southern
> contingency could suggest Southern pool or swamp
> dwelling cousins?
> When it warms up, I'll have piles of anacharis
> available for your court and constituents. However,
> in these temps, it will be a waste of shipping
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