Re: NANFA-- Marine natives

Richard Bell (
Sun, 09 Jan 2000 15:32:47 PST

Yes Moon,

I am keeping a cold marine tank with west coast natives and a refrigeration
unit to keep it chilly. It's doing very well with several crustations,
invertebrates, and fish, including three species of sculpin, a hand full of
different blennies, some common shiner perch and much more.

I've found the authorities are much more tolerant of salt water native
keeping than fresh water. In fact, they've told me that it's fine as long as
I follow the guidelines of the common fishing license.

Along with Katrina, I have been building a large volume of photos of our
natives. Though Katrina works diving, I do all of my work in the tanks. Let
me know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see and I'd be happy
to email you photo.

>Does anyone on this list catch small marine fish from off the West coast
>aquarium keeping? Looks like there may be some interesting small fish as
>as some large fish it would be interesting to keep. I think a wolf eel
>much more interesting than a moray. I have been looking through some
>and it looks like there are a great many interesting looking cool or cold
>water fish off the West coast and in the cooler water off the East coast as

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