Fish Folk Posted March 17 Share Posted March 17 This is a journal about catching, keeping, trying to spawn, and raising US native fish. For context… I have really enjoyed expanding my aquarium hobby over the last few years. From standard tropical species, into some slightly less-common Killis and Goodeids, my interest has been growing with introductions to loads of US native species— “NANF” (North American Native Fish). These are temperate species. They do not require heaters. A few really appreciate _chillers_. Well, I have kept some separate journals and posted various threads. I’ve bred a fair bit. But today, for the first time, I collected. I am going to try to transition some wild-caught Greenhead Shiners (Notropis chlorocephalus) over to my fishroom. Here’s the scoop: Collection site (undisclosed location near Asheville, NC) a small mountain creek in the Catawba River drainage… I built this drilled cooler for transporting live-caught fish a week ago or so… Today, it got its trial run! Cold packs added with creek water… I have been adding ice from the hotel in bags to keep that water chilled. It was painfully, painfully cold where we caught the fish. Tomorrow, I drive home. But maybe I will land a couple of these Gilt Darters before I head out… Anyway, if everyone makes it home safely, I hope to slowly… slowly… slowly… acclimate them to our water, and move the fish into this aquarium… Stay tuned! 4 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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