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Re: NFC: Adopt A Tanks need updates

Ray what area interest you most for vounteering ? Looks like the Fish
Wish list has a new king :) SO that job is taken. 

The breeders Club needs data keepers, and marketers to get the word out.

The Adopt A Tank Program needs   someone to collect emails of public
schools and libraries so we can do a mail out to let people know aBOUT
the services we offer.

Thanks for your offer.

Robert Rice
Save those Fishes
Join the Native Fish Conservancy

On Mon, 15 May 2000 01:31:13 -0400 "Ray Ravary, Jr."
<rravary at provide_net> writes:
> Robert,
> You sent me Dollar Sunnies,  Black banded sunnies, and H. formosa. 
> They were
> set up as AATP and breeders program tanks. The Sunnies while growing 
> slowly
> have appeared to get into spawning displays. the biggest fish dug 
> apit and
> defended it . All other fish were exclude from the end of the tank 
> he staked
> out. I did not see any eggs, egglaying behavior, or spawning 
> displays. The
> dominate fish dug a pit, defended it and ate the majority of the 
> food
> available even when the  feeding place was moved to eliminate 
> staking out a
> feeding area.He is approx. 2" total lengeth at this time. Feeding 
> was black
> worms, brine shrimp, flake, and assorted fry of other species. They 
> were in a
> heavily planted tank with low light. This lead to plant die off and 
> algea
> blooms, the plant reflected a ditch biotope. The Black banded 
> sunfish had the
> same type of tank, their growth was very slow. Both set of fish were 
> in 20
> gallon longs. Niether have spawned, The tanks are at room temp which 
> may be
> tooo warm , not giving the chill period necessary for egg 
> developemen. A home
> made chiller is in the works to solve this. The formosa tank was a 
> over grown
> ten gallon with lots of java moss and assorted floating plants.
> Unfortunately, a spawning mop from a killie tank of  F.dispar  has 
> given a
> chance for two dispar fry to grow. The tank was so haeavy they were 
> not
> noticed until most of the  formosa fry disappeared. They have been 
> removed
> and hopefully the formosa will provide new fry to continue the tank. 
> There
> are no males in the tank, only eight females, now a bit ragged. All 
> the
> observed fry are missing--eaten almost for sure. The tanks were set 
> up at
> Adams elementary and at my home. When school ends they will come 
> home and
> return for the next school year. A tank in the office and two tanks 
> in the
> science class room, are the school set up. they are not all native. 
> The
> school has been notified about my interest in explaining aquatic 
> enviroments
> and well as model rocketry, but due to Michigan state testing 
> (MEAP), the
> teacher is reluctant expand the curiculum to allow either interest. 
> A section
> on water quality is being discussed.
>     Robert, I'm interested in assisting in the breeders program or 
> the AATP,
> or even in doing the fish list let me know. I've volunteered before. 
> Okay?
> Thanks and good luck.
> R3
> robert a rice wrote:
> > would all of you doing adopt a tanks please sned me your emails 
> and basic
> > info like 2 tanks ay XYZ school
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Robert Rice
> > Save those Fishes
> > Join the Native Fish Conservancy
> > http://www.nativefish.org

Robert Rice
Save those Fishes
Join the Native Fish Conservancy