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"Darren Gill" <DSGILL at classic_msn.com>: RE: Pygmy Sunfish
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From: "Darren Gill" <DSGILL at classic_msn.com>
To: "robert a rice" <robertrice at juno_com>
Subject: RE: Pygmy Sunfish
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 97 19:05:57 UT
Message-ID: <UPMAIL11.199708242013060414 at classic_msn.com>
Thanks for your reply. What a deal to join NANFA!
I'm ready for the fish now and more than happy to compensate for your
trouble in addition to shipping, but I am not sure what is fair. I'd
get 5 young pair each of E. evergladei and E. okeefenokee. I can send
check in advance if necessary. Now is a good time to ship as the weather
little cooler in Indiana but not too cool yet.
Hope you don't mind, but I have some questions for you as well:
What is the average life expectancy of Elassoma?
I've seen some males in photos that are velvet black with irridescent
blue/green glitter. Is this breeding coloration only are do healthy
exhibit that coloring year round? Can you find blacker fish with more of
I have not seen E. okeefenokee. How does it compare to E. evergladei?
offense, but I am not that impressed with E. zonatum as its coloring
be less than spectacular compared to E. elassoma).
My tank conditions are typically pH 6.8, GH 6 and kH 3 and temp 76
>From what I have read this should be ideal for Elassoma. Have you had
Sorry for so many questions but I'm fascinated by these little fish!
dsgill at msn_com
From: robert a rice
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 1997 8:39 AM
To: DSGILL at classic_msn.com
Subject: Re: Pygmy Sunfish
On Sun, 24 Aug 97 02:50:22 UT "Darren Gill" <DSGILL at classic_msn.com>
>I would seriously like to keep and breed pygmy sunfish. I'm looking
>Elassoma evergladei, and any of the other more unusual variations
>okefenokee?). Do you have any available?'
i GET EVERGLADI, ZONATUM REGUARLY AND RARELY OKEEFENOKEE...........They
are easy to colony breed......I don't sell them much this time of year .
If you are in need of a small amount we could work something out
though....how many when etc....BTW I sent you a trading post ad and NANFA
app it is the best place to hook up with native fish folks and Indian has
a very active NANFA regional chapter
Please let me know details
>availability, price, etc. I have room in five 5 gallon tanks as well
>2.5 gallon tanks that I assume would make ideal homes.
>dsgill at msn_com
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