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Re: Fish ID ideas?
>Hmmm... It could possibly be a sculpin. However, sculpins are primarily
>associated with rocky areas and cold water. The spring may be cold enough
>to support it. You seem to indicate that the stream is more palnt-filled,
>which does help to rule out a sculpin. It still could be, though.
Well the spring is maybe 48" wide and 12" deep at its widest. I is moslty
rock but the Water Cress has taken over. If it weren't for that it would be
a typical creek with lots of small rock. I don't know how cold the water is
for sure but your hands get cold fast! I would guess it to be in the 65
>I don't htink it was a darter. Darters typically do not have a head much
>wider than the rest of the body.
It had a large head! I didn't think it was a darter but not really sure.
Haven't seen many up close to know.
>My next guess would be that it was a catfish of some sort. Possibly a
>bullhead, madtom, etc.
I wondered about a Madtom but again having never seen one........
>(Don't ask how, but its a common superstition on
>newsgroups [i.e., places to post spam] that if you type the word "pleco"
>your pleco will die.)
Well that is a new one on me! Hope that doesn't kill the two in my tanks 8*)
I have grown rather fond of them.
>Did it bounce along the bottom?
>Did it swim just off the bottom?
Yup like a rocket too! It moved very fast but only a short distance.
>Did it sit around?
Yup! It just sat there while I pointed it out to a lady that came by to
collect water. (The spring is very popular place to get drinking water) I
almost had to touch it to make it move.
Once I get my Collectors Permit and find out exaclty what methods are legal
I will try to catch one and see if I can identify it. Just has my curiousty
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