Re: NANFA-- Good Snorkling, was Williams County, Ohio Report

Todd Crail (
Mon, 1 Sep 2003 21:40:19 -0400

Lemme get through the Michiana Convention on the 20th and then I'll be out.
We can hit that stream and the riffle on Killbuck. Hopefully by then I'll
have cleared out all of my pumpkinseeds and warmouth to the school projects
and be ready for beaucoup minners for my own native viewing pleasures.

I don't think a RSBD is going to pass up a nice steak dinner just cause
someone said they're algavores :) It's interesting tho. I wonder if it's
not some other selective pressure? Perhaps the population hasn't recovered
from leaner years (ie the selection was for smaller body size instead of big
brutes by spawn season)?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2003 3:14 PM
Subject: NANFA-- Good Snorkling, was Williams County, Ohio Report

> Todd,
> I know a stream in Wayne County Ohio that runs crystal clear, seems
> like all the time. It houses Clinostomus elongatus and Phoxinus
> erythrogaster as well as rainbow darters and lots of other species.
> Haven't really surveyed it carefully yet. The Clinostomus seem to be
> fat and healthy while the Phoxinus are thin and scrawny. My theory
> is that the insectivorous Clinostomus are well fed (the mosquitos are
> pretty thick right now), while the algae-eating Phoxinus are starved
> due to the low nutrient (no soil runoff) conditions and heavy shade.
> I wonder if anyone else has observed this? Or maybe there is some
> parasite? Anyway, it's the stream that runs through Wooster Memorial
> Park on Silver Rd at Jefferson Rd which is just north of Rt 250 West
> of Wooster Ohio in Wayne County.
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