Re: NANFA-- Blacktail shiners
Thu, 31 Jul 2003 11:53:18 EDT

tho uncolored the black tails are very nice, even elegant. they can be
robust, large and well marked. i have seen breeding males in the conasauga and tho
they are black and white there is a bit of iridescent glow to fin edges and the
head area. i saw this again within the last month. minute tubercules?
the conasauga warms considerably... even above 84 degrees. i encounter them
just about every where in the river from pools to flows. i also find them in
spring flows w/ rainbow shiners.
i have several small ones in a vegetated 55 tank and a few large fellas in
the cement pond. they are all very active but not "nervous". they have not breed
in the pool as of yet.
i would think a 15 gallon tank is to small for an average sized black tail.
they are an active moving fish.
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