NANFA-- Re: Temperatures in SC
Thu, 12 Oct 2000 09:53:45 EDT

Air temperatures in SC can drop to the teens and rarely below in December, January, and February (rarely), and water will freeze on ponds and lakes. Certainly in small containers.

I had a very good response from the livebearer list, pointing out that in spring-fed streams in N. America the emerging spring water is 54 degrees F, safe for most fish, and that the term tropical doesn't necessarily indicate anything about cold-hardiness because even in the tropics water temperatures are cooler at higher elevations where some tropical fish live.

Another fellow wrote to say that he had never seen feral guppies coexisting with the more aggressive Gambusia and suspected I had colorful Gambusia instead; however, I am quite sure these are common guppies.

Thanks for your interest,

Dick Norwood

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