NANFA-- A Shiner Passes, R.I.P.

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 21 Jun 2001 16:55:30 -0400

As a follow-up to my new-found understanding of the lethality of rainbow
shiner spawning, my male rainbow shiner almost literally fell apart in front
of me today. He developed an extremely aggressive microbial "fuzz" coat and
I just now euthanized him. I'm afraid that for him, spawning was too much,
too soon. This spurs me on to track down the Carol Johnston article that
Klaus mentioned, since it's in the Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science
(1994) which is in our library (hoo-ray!). And any of you who know Carol
Johnston, keep her in your mind this coming year; I think her tenure
decision at Auburn comes up this academic year.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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