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Terry Mercer <tmercer at wichita_infi.net>: A first, albeit inconsequential, success

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From: Terry Mercer <tmercer at wichita_infi.net>
To: robertrice at juno_com (robert a rice)
Subject: A first, albeit inconsequential, success
Date: Thu, 21 May 1998 22:26:00 -0500
Message-ID: <l03102800b18a9e214d00@[]>
References: <3549C9DA.250C at wichita_infi.net>

Dear Mr. Rice,

Since, as I told you before, you really got me interested in the
fishes, I thought I would share this with you.

I ordered some H. formosa from Pete Rollo. While waiting for them, I
decided to get a half-dozen White Cloud Minnows to keep the tank cycled
to adjust myself to watching smaller fishes (all of my goldfish are
by this time).
Imagine my pleasure when a week after I put the White Clouds in the tank
discovered the tiniest fry swimming as I was changing water last Sunday.
now there must be twenty of the fry - from at least two different
hatchings, I speculate (because of the size difference) - and they seem
be doubling in size every day (well...maybe not quite that much!).

There's really nothing like it, is there?

Of course, I can hardly wait for Pete's H. formosa to get here, although
have had to set up another tank for them.

After reading the articles on the NFC website, I think I might want to
a darter after getting the H. formosa started. Do you keep any darters?

I know you must be busy getting ready for the NANFA meeting in early
but I did want to share my rather inconsequential success with you and to
tell you that I get more and more interested in the "smaller" fishes with
each day.

p.s. Of course I realize that White Clouds are only natives if you're
Chinese, but I'm still delighted they decided to honor my tank with their

Best regards.

Terry Mercer

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