* Splash gets fed twice a day with Koi. Koi because they get the
best growth rate and utilization of feed.
* They experimented with a cross of Koi X Carp (grass?). Got
extremely good growth rates but the risk of accidental release was
too great without enough information on the viability of the F1s.
* Splash will be returned to the wild, maybe in the fall even though
the TFFC has enjoyed record attendance due to Splash's presence.
A very difficult decision to make. This is the wish of the
angler that caught him.
* A few years ago D. Campbell captured and bred "golden" Green
Sunfish. Bass ate these preferentially to everything else in the
tank (Koi, Golfish, Golden Shiners). I suggested maybe they
prefered due to the novelty. (?) Anyone aware of this variant?
* I was able to catch a photo of the Paddlefish filterfeeding. The
water was pretty green and I shooting through 4" of Acrillic.
* Overheard, "I would've shot that catfish"!
* Setting up a NANFA Tank with Pygmy Bandeds, Chrysotus, Madtoms at
* Sat in on a lecture on the value of welands and the programs
within the state and federal agencies to promote and maintain
wetlands. I have sat in on several of these talks now. Never are
fish mentioned. Plants, soil and water are the focus, and of
course Birds, Birds, Birds. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the
bird diversity and I am getting to know them fairly well. Wetland
plants I enjoy studying especially since I have a number in my
tanks! Fish fauna is never discussed however. It seems that if
you have the wetland the fish will come. If you build a wetland,
well, "we'll just throw some shiners and gambusia in there and
that is that". There must be some inherent value to the wetland
to populate it with as diverse a population of fish fauna as
possible but it is never discussed.
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