Re: NANFA-- Notropis atherinoides, Spawning, Emerald Shiner

Mark B (
Mon, 31 Jan 2000 13:49:37 -0500

At 2:07 AM -0600 1/30/00, R.W.Wolff wrote:
>I find this true also, even when caught in the winter they go belly up
>quite easily. they were introduced to the marsh recently in a small hole
>that is gfed from a 1/4 square mile resivoir that is only 3 feet deep
>throughout except a channel around its perimeter about 10 feet deep. The
>water is very dark tannic water, so this species may be more adaptable. I
>was astounded when my friend had some in his bait bucket and said he had
>caught them there, sure enough, the next chance I had I checked it out.
>Swimming with golden shiners were the emerald shiners. also were
>introduced creek chubs in this habitat , spooky.

I caught what I believe to be Notropis atherinoides in a tiny, tannic creek
in Arkansas. Still have some if anyone wants to check them out.

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA <))><

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