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Re: Carolina Killie Clubs
The Raleigh Aquarium Society might be a good place to start. A Raleigh
A.S. member, Dr. Bob Goldstein (no slouch as a natives buff, I believe
he has been working on a book covering the breeding of a large number of
North American fishes) is also a member. He can be reached at
<rjga at aol_com>
Dave Koran, living in the Maryland area, is quite involved with natives.
is e-mail is listed as <lillie at x-press_net> I wouldn't be surprised to
find that the previous was a misprint and should be <killie at x-press_net>
Obviously you may want to check the universities in the area.
The scholarly journals abound with articles by people working with
If you go to <www.fishlinkcentral.com/> you will find three native
fishes groups in the national organization categories (such as NANFA and
the NFC) and at least two promising sounding aquarium societies in the
state listings for North Carolina and South Carolina.
Another interesting link would also be
I hope this gives you a start. I'm sure if there are members of this
list who live closer to the Carolinas they can add significantly to
You should also get a posting from somebody on this list who can tell
you how different breeding Fundulus with mops is from breeding any other
(My approach to most plant spawning killies, cover the tank, change 1/3
of the water weekly, leave the tank at ambient room temperature, feed
live foods daily, add a floating mop and jump back! Don't pick eggs
until lunch time - many killies are especially inclined to lay eggs at
first strong light and it takes an hour or two for the eggs to harden to
the point where they can be safely picked. Having a lot of free swimming
daphnia in the water or a small surplus of blackworms in a clean jar
give the killies an alternate food source to forage on rather than
foraging on the eggs.) Also check the breeding suggestions at the
All the best!
> hoping to contact some local experts who could give me some insights
> to raising these fish in the lab. If you know of a Carolina group...