NANFA-- Another good Michigan collection
Sat, 30 Sep 2000 18:08:47 EDT

Today we thought we'd try a a river that was in a different river
drainage, hoping there might be different species of fish. And there was.
When we arrived at the spot, we immediately notice the extremely dense growth
of long moss-type algae covering all the rocks in this riffle. Good E.
Blennioides habitat, right? The first seine produced 2 greensides,
bingo! All the other seines produced greensides and rainbow darters.
Sometimes, there would be 10 fish in the net, mostly the greensides. They
ranged from 1-4in, and I ended up keeping two 2.5 inchers. I made sure to
bring plenty of moss covered rocks home to put in the aquarium, with some
algae covered gravel, in order to make sure the fishes greens are nice and
bright. They are doing fine, but I am worried once they get larger they may
pick on the smaller rainbow darters. They seem pretty peaceful, but one can
never be too sure. If anyone has kept them, please let me know your
experiences with them. Other fish collected were plenty of shiner minnows,
and Johny darters. But no redbelly dace, darn! Thats what i really wanted to
get, oh well. We may have a collection at Hudson Mills park, but that is yet
to be decided. Good collecting! -Dan

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