NANFA-- Best/Worst beginner fish species

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Fri, 26 Jan 2001 15:37:58 -0600

Greetings all!

I am working on a little public program for the nature center with the basic
educational theme of "Native Fish: Fun to keep and learn about" and am
planning on providing a list of common, easy to find and maintain species in
our area with which people could get started with. I would also like to
provide a list of species to avoid because of their potential size, food
habits, specific habitat requirements, etc. While I can create these lists
for our area, it got me to thinking in terms of the hobby across the
continent. If anyone would like to submit their top (& bottom) ten species
for beginners and the reasons for their choices, I would be happy to compile
them and make them available to all. If you are interested, provide me
with: common name, scientific name, and the reasons for or against the
species. Also include the state for which your list pertains. Remember,
this is for beginners in the hobby!

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge (where the sun is shining, it's about 70
degrees, and I am sitting at my desk! - Where's the justice in that?)

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