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Re: NFC: Etheostoma stigmaeum

>Hey everybody!
>     A I was flipping through Fishes of Alabama trying to avoid
>finishing some work (due in a few hours!), I came across the speckled
>darter, Etheostoma stigmaeum.  This fish really looks neat, and I was
>wondering if any of you have ever kept or collected it.

Hey David!

I have collected stigmaeum in TN.  Mine were either females or were not in
breeding color and did not display the blues and reds you see in those
photos.  They were amber and black/brown, colored similarly to E nigrum.
The distinctive thing about them was their elongated head and downward
pointed snout.  I kept some in an aquarium for quite a while.  They did not
seem to be difficult to keep.

Mark Binkley
Columbus Ohio USA          <))><
mbinkley at earthling_net