RE: NANFA-- NANFA join's snakehead hunt

Jay DeLong (
Tue, 9 Jul 2002 08:40:41 -0700

> How would I go about setting up a scientific sampling plan?

I wasn't criticizing your efforts, Bob. You were on the spot! I meant
researching the biology of the fish, then organizing members and trying
various sampling methods (seines, eyeballing, traps, etc) during the time
the fry should be there (with advance notice to the local media). Random
sampling several times to cover the period of expected fry emergence is not
a bad idea.

> Apparently, snakeheads must like hot, humid summers. Jay, supposedly,
> snakeheads spawn in June and July, according to the newspaper accounts.

That's eastern Asia, right? I'd ask "How hot?" and "What's the temperature
of that lake's water?"

What can we find out about egg and fry development (i.e., hatching time and
time required for fry to be free-swimming and school in order to be

Do adult northern snakeheads exhibit parental care?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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