[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: NANFA-- (Fwd) Question -- Sunfish

On Mon, 28 Jul 1997 17:56:42 +0000 "Jay DeLong" <jdelong at nwifc_wa.gov>
>Here's a message I received from someone who apparently saw Bob 
>Bock's recent article:
>We found your webpage address in an article about Sunfish in a recent
>Aquarium Fish magazine.  We looked up the page seeking information on 
>fish we recently caught, and placed in an aquarium, a Sunfish found in 
>local man-made lake.  We believe the fish is a Pumpkinseed Sunfish but 
>aren't sure.  It's about 5 1/5 inches from nose to tip of tail, 
>it has a tourquoise blueish body, orange spots, a black 
>"ear" with a bright red spot on it, an orange belly and although our 
>fish doesn't seem to have it, others we've seen have bright blue fins 
>where ours is kinda light brownish fins.  

Where are you located ? THat would give us a better idea what Kind of
Sunnie we are lookinh at............

>We are desparate for information about the fish, what it eats, the 
>chemistry it prefers, it's exact scientific name, how to sex it, etc.  
>(So far, we've only been able to get it to eat cut-up earthworms.)
>Do you have any ideas about where to find such information?  

Try Petersons Field Guide to Native Fishes

Have you 
>had articles in your association newsletter about keeping 
>in an aquarium?  If so, how much are reprints?  We plan on joining 
>association, although it appears the closest local representative is 
>Oregon!  Ah, well.

NahhhhhhhhhhhhhThere are regional reps in most states join on up there
are lots of us :)
>We would appreciate any information, references, etc. you could 
>us.  Just point your finger and we'll go running as we need as much 
>information about this beautiful fish as possible in order to keep it 
>happy and healthy.  We were considering adding another fish or two, 
>want to wait until we know more about the needs and moods of this 
>Thank you for -any- help you can offer...and by the way, We are 
>this from a remote terminal, so please make sure you respond to our
>-correct- e-mail address:
>lisaa at sincom_com
>Thanks again!!
>Lisa & Joe
>/ This is the discussion list of the North American Native Fishes 
>/ nanfa at aquaria_net. To subscribe, unsubscribe, or get help, send the 
>/ subscribe, unsubscribe, or help in the body (not subject) of an 
>email to
>/ nanfa-request at aquaria_net.
>/ For more information about NANFA, visit our web page,