NANFA-- Re: red shiner/green sunfish, and humour
Fri, 06 Jul 2001 10:26:27 EDT

In a message dated Mon, 2 Jul 2001 2:16:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time, "R. W. Wolff" <> writes:

Seriously, an interesting thing I have seen green sunfish do, and my Dad has
seen goldfish do this in his goldfish pond he just built, they will follow terrestrial insects walking along the shore, they will beach themselves,
grab the bug, and flip back in the water. Like killer whales eating seals I guess. Maybe red shiners can do this as well, so they have something to eat
when they clean out the pantry in the water.>>

I've also observed black bullheads beaching themselves to get to flies. I have floating pallets on the top of my stock watering tanks to keep the horses from eating all of the anacharis and also to provide some shade and shadows from midday heat and bright sunlight. Flies evidently drink water from the floating boards and the bullheads attack mostly at the water/board borders, but I have seen the bullheads propel their bodies out of the water onto the boards to pursue flies.

Bruce Scott
Meridian, Idaho

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