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Re: Tennessee River fish

> From: Kudzu <Kudzu at airnet_net>
> To: nfc at actwin_com
> Subject: Tennessee River fish
> Date: Sunday, June 07, 1998 7:43 PM
> I have been on the lurking on the list about a week now. I have been
> thinking about keeping native fish for some time and just stumbled on the
> list. Sounded like a place to get my questions answered.
> BTW I am like someone else posted trying to decide between killies and
> natives too.

Why not try both... I bet the blackstripe or blackspotted topminnow and the
northern studfish live in your area both are interesting fish... try  the
Atlas of North American Freshwater Fishes by Lee, et al. published by the
North Carolina State Natural Museum ... check your library...you might try
the TN state fish and game to see if they publish Fishes of TN 
> Anyway I have toyed with the idea of setting up a tank that had fish
> or at least that inhabit the Tennessee river system for some time. Since
> live on the river the idea of collecting and raising them is really
> appealing. I would love to set up a 100+ gallon in the den and be able to
> show my guests what lives in my backyard. I have searched the Web in vain
> trying to find a list of fish that inhabit the river. I have found some
> searching an Audubon  book of fish. I know that there are a lot of
> fish in different watersheds that feed the river. Is there a book or
> on the web that I can get more info from?
> Jeff <*\\><
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> on the heel that has crushed it" Mark Twain
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