NANFA-- Native fish program

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 21:43:00 -0600

I offered a "native aquaria" program which described how to set up a native
fish aquarium and discussed topics such as local species, conservation,
collecting methods and ethics, etc. this past weekend (Sunday afternoon).
Despite competing with 80 degree temperatures and the desire to simply be
outside, I managed to attract 5 very interested folks and a few mildly
interested ones. The 5 comprised 2 families (a couple and a father with his
two sons) and they left psyched up about collecting and keeping native fish
for fun and education. After 2 hours of discussing the hows and whys of
native fish keeping, we examined the nature center's 100 gallon Trinity
River community tank (longear sunfish, warmouth, black crappie, bluegill,
carp, black bullhead, golden shiner & a number of native plants) and
everyone was jazzed! They left carrying extra copies of the current AC
(Thanks, Chris!) and extra copies of the NANFA membership form!!!
Hopefully, we will have a couple new members from the Fort Worth area!!

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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