Re: NANFA-- Shiner Observations in Borden Creek, AL

R. W. Wolff (
Sun, 23 May 2004 20:20:13 -0500

> It struck me as a nice, fairly simple example of the partitioning of
> available environment between similar species so that they don't directly
> compete with each other as much.

This is interesting, I never gave it much thought in streams. I might be
going to up to the hills and clay country and visit Puff Creek next weekend.
I will take note of how the shiner species are making use of the creek.
There are a probably close to a dozen cyprinids that use this creek for
sure. A handful that are similar as well.

It is a small creek that dumps into the Yellow River a few 1000 feet from
the area I go to. This is the upper Yellow river and is more like a large
rocky clear to tannic stream than a river here. Get down into the marsh and
its big, wide, very winding, and muddy.

Hopefully the water is low enough to get into. Lots of rain as of late.

/"Unless stated otherwise, comments made on this list do not necessarily
/ reflect the beliefs or goals of the North American Native Fishes
/ Association"
/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes Association
/ To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the word
/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an email to
/ For a digest version, send the command to
/ instead.
/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,