Re: NANFA-- fish and educational aquariums

Shireen Gonzaga (
Sun, 05 Dec 1999 23:34:58 -0500

> That aside, in the Baltimore area (you're still there, right?), why not
> include things like Lepomis gibbosus, Etheostoma olmstedi, Noturus insignis
> or gyrinus, Cyprinella analostana, and Notropis procne? These ALL do very
> well in a simple setup, quickly switch to flake food, are locally abundant,
> look cool, stay small, aren't [too] aggressive, and aren't imperiled. The
> list of species that meets these criteria is huge- and will vary depending
> upon what drainage you're in, obviously. That you should NOT include listed
> taxa is just common sense (and an ethical responsibility).

Thanks! Excellent suggestions. I'll start studying up on these
guys and maybe look into doing a tank for them next spring.

> I'm hoping to get back up to MD from 20 Dec to 5-6 Jan... if my vehicle
> makes it and there are no other complications. If you are interested in
> getting some fish from western MD, let me know and we can try to plan
> something. Hopefully it will go better than the Zekiah fiasco ;)

That would be fantastic! Unfortunately, this December is going to be
the Month from Hell. We have a Hubble servicing mission coming up
and if the shuttle launches over the next 2 weeks, I'll be busy helping
with telescope orbital verification after the mission. But if the launch
slips into Jan and I'm free in December, I'll definitely contact you so
send me your MD contact info please.


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