RE: NANFA-- Bluenose shiner news

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 15 Sep 2003 11:16:12 -0400

You're right, the welaka is a drop-dead beautiful fish. I have some flagfin
shiners, signipinnis, which are interesting but they just don't have that
electric oomph of welaka. The status is confusing of welaka, I guess Florida
does consider Special Concern as protected which is all that really mattes
for the legality of collection.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: Chip Rinehart <>
>To: "''" <nanfa at>
>Subject: RE: NANFA-- Bluenose shiner news
>Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:58:44 -0400
>I was wanting to get some welaka while down in FL back in Feb and found
>they were protected there, even though they are only listed as "of Special
>Concern". We didn't find them anyway.
>I have managed to get some from another source, as well as some hubbsi, and
>my thoughts are the welaka are WAY better looking. The fieryblack shiner
>a close second IMO. Rainbow shiners are nice too, but a male fieryblack in
>full breeding coloration is a sight to see.
>Again, this is just my opinion.
>Chip in SC
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