Re: NANFA-- Guppies as sculpin food

Todd Crail (
Sat, 21 Feb 2004 14:40:05 -0500

Man I wish they'd do that! They were in a bare sand, 2" bed for two months
and never buried. I recently added dark gravel so they'd really show their
true colors. They just don't seem interested (or find it necessary) in

One of them is privy to perching up in the hornwort and swooping out like a
hawk. His coloration up there is cool tho. Looks like a dark cluster of
algae (no mottling, all dark). Sometimes I even have to look twice :)

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Subject: RE: NANFA-- Guppies as sculpin food

> Michael,
> Being from Georgia, are you familiar with any good books on Georgia native
fishes? Or anyone else for that matter?
> Alo regarding Sculpins, having a bit of sand may be a good idea. I
remember yrs ago while fish watching in a tiny woodland brook I noticed in a
small pool a pair of eyes protruding from a flat sandy patch. Intrigued I
sat my lawn chair in the pool and sat and watched. Eventually a small minnow
got too close and poof, in a swirl of silt appeared a mouth with a tail and
the minnow was no more. The sculpin wiggled side to side and again all that
showed were his eyes. This was a very cool brook which contained small Brook
Trout which was what I'd come to watch but the sculpin stole the show.
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