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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 10:41:52 -0600
From: Jeff and Paula Puckett <emmajean at ipa_net>
To: nfc at actwin_com
Subject: Trout aquarium
I am interested in starting an aquarium for my office which will house
3-5 small trout (under 6"). I have more than 15 years experience with
freshwater aquariums, but have never tried keep "cold water" fishes. I
need to know as much information as I possibly can about keeping these
fish. Any site or point of reference would be greatly appreciated. I
should state that I live in an area of AR near a fish hatchery and
stocking point. All fish would be used for a short display period and
then returned to their natural habitat.
My plan is to use at least a 55 gallon tank (maybe even a 90),
undergravel filtration with substrate and rock coming directly from the
river where these fish are located. I would feed these fish according
to what they would expect to find in nature. All fishes would be
treated well and great respect would be given to the location where the
substrate would be collected. We have a Corps of Engineers facility
nearby and I will contact them about any restrictions pertaining to this
plan. My action is still locked in the "dreaming" stage.
Any information you can share with me would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. You seem to be providing a great and muchly needed service.