NANFA-- American Coldwater Fish

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 27 Feb 2001 20:58:07 -0800

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Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

>From: >Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 16:44:42 EST >Subject: American Coldwater Fish >To: >X-Mailer: 6.0 sub 58 > >Hi, > >Apologies if my question seems naive. I'm a Brit but I'm interested in >setting up an aquarium with some American coldwater species. The species >that are available in the UK are fairly limited and they don't appear to be >very common. > >I have some information that I've gleaned from books but it is very limited >and often contradictory. Ideally I would like to set up a community tank >with Red Shiners and Golden Minnows. I've also had the suggestion that Red >Shiners mix well with Gudgeon. > >I'm unsure as to whether the author meant the European species of Gudgeon or >perhaps an American species. I was wondering if you could perhaps enlighten >me on that point. Is the mix of the three species that I'm suggesting >sensible or would a single species tank be preferrable? > >I'm also unsure about plants. I was thinking that I'd use Willow Moss, >Creeping Jenny. Do these species have a habit of disturbing plants like >goldfish do? I'd also welcome any suggestions as to planting. > >I'd be grateful for any advice you can offer. > >Regards, > >Dave Brundle

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