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NFC: A fish addict, Bill Flowers

At 09:11 PM 1/13/99 -0600, you wrote:
>     Well I received the Flier today. I am in Indiana. The articles are
>great and I liked the colored paper better than the standard white.
>    The 10 gallon tank of natives in the boy's 6th grade class is doing
>well. No fish have died, but the Gambusia haven't had any babies either.
>Found out that the water is around 67 degrees F.  Going to put a heater
>in the tank and raise the temperature to 72-74 degrees. This should get
>them to breed. The darters will probably start to color up a little
>better also. They are orange throats.  Well that is about all for now
>hope to get my fishroom done soon. Then back to breeding.

Actually, not to rain on your parade, but raising the temp is not likely to
bring the orangethroats into color.  Probably the opposite.  Just keep them
where they get natural light and don't get too warm, and by spring, they
should start to color up.  Of course, you would likely have to postpone the
Gambusia breeding in that case, though those things probably would breed any
time and provide nice little fry for the darters to enjoy.

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