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Welcome to the Official Forum of NANFA

Introduce yourself to the forum here

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NANFA Organization


  1. Convention Archive,
  2. Grant Programs,
  3. Breeder's Award Program

All about the NANFA Organization

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2022 NANFA Conservation Res... - last post by lilyea

Announcements

Any news will be posted here

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NANFAcon 2023 in South Caro... - last post by keepnatives

Forum Questions? Bugs? Comments?

Post any of these here

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Website Redesign - Share Input

The Tech Committee is looking for your input about the website. Your input will help us with updating the website and making it more effective.

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New to Native Fishes

Forum dedicated to those just becoming interested in our native fishes

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Chillers - last post by littlen

Scientific Discussion

Discussion of the the more "nerdy" topics. Taxonomy of Cyprinids, Stream population dynamics, and the use of sodium receptors in migration to ancestral rivers are all game here

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Stripping Fathead Minnows - last post by PBK

Conservation and Ethics

Discussion on ethics and conservation efforts

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American Eel - last post by jdej

Collecting and Sampling Discussion


  1. Micro Fishing,
  2. Nets and Sampling Gear,
  3. Shipping and transporting fish,
  4. Snorkeling for Natives,
  5. Trip Reports

Collecting, sampling, snorkeling, and general fish watching discussion

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Suggestions for collecting... - last post by lawkent

Regional Outreach


  1. East,
  2. Midwest & Canada,
  3. South,
  4. West

Use the following forums to setup meets, collecting trips, etc

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Native to Oregon - last post by Jmanrow

Fish Groups


  1. Ancient Fishes,
  2. Catfishes,
  3. Minnows and Suckers,
  4. Pikes & Mudminnows,
  5. Killifishes, Livebearers and Pupfishes,
  6. Sunfishes and Basses,
  7. Pygmy Sunfishes,
  8. Darters and Perches,
  9. Salt and Brackish Water Fishes,
  10. All Others

Discuss specifics about fish groups within these sub-forums

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Madtom in a 10 gallon aquar... - last post by Michael Wolfe

Advanced Captive Care


  1. Live Food Cultures

Questions and discussions dealing with captive care for non-specific species

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100g Chesapeake Bay Oyster... - last post by Chasmodes

General Discussion

If it is fish related and doesn't fit anywhere else, it goes here

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Mudminnow and guppies? - last post by PBK

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Identification Assistance


  1. Feeder Tank Finds and Identification

Unknown fish must be photographed in the field. Photos from home aquaria will not be accepted.

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Caught 4 unknown minnows to... - last post by PBK

Books and Other Publications

A forum to ask questions and discuss the various native fish related publications

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What is the Best resource f... - last post by WheelsOC

Pictorial ID Key of Known Fishes


  1. Northern Lampreys,
  2. Sturgeons,
  3. Paddlefishes,
  4. Gars,
  5. Bowfins,
  6. Mooneyes,
  7. Freshwater Eels,
  8. Herrings and Shads,
  9. Minnows and Carps,
  10. Suckers,
  11. North American Catfishes,
  12. Pikes,
  13. Mudminnows,
  14. Smelts,
  15. Salmonids,
  16. Trout-Perches,
  17. Pirate Perches,
  18. Cavefishes,
  19. New World Silversides,
  20. Topminnows,
  21. Poeciliids,
  22. Goodeids,
  23. Pupfishes,
  24. Sticklebacks,
  25. Pipefishes & Seahorses,
  26. Sculpins,
  27. Temperate Basses,
  28. Sunfishes,
  29. Perches & Darters,
  30. Drums,
  31. Pygmy Sunfishes,
  32. American Soles

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Regulations & Laws w/ Forms & Permits


  1. Alabama,
  2. Alaska,
  3. Arizona,
  4. Arkansas,
  5. California,
  6. Colorado,
  7. Connecticut,
  8. Delaware,
  9. Florida,
  10. Georgia,
  11. Hawaii,
  12. Idaho,
  13. Illinois,
  14. Indiana,
  15. Iowa,
  16. Kansas,
  17. Kentucky,
  18. Louisiana,
  19. Maine,
  20. Maryland,
  21. Massachusetts,
  22. Michigan,
  23. Mississippi,
  24. Minnesota,
  25. Missouri,
  26. Montana,
  27. Nebraska,
  28. Nevada,
  29. New Hampshire,
  30. New Jersey,
  31. New Mexico,
  32. New York,
  33. North Carolina,
  34. North Dakota,
  35. Ohio,
  36. Oklahoma,
  37. Oregon,
  38. Pennsylvania,
  39. Rhode Island,
  40. South Carolina,
  41. South Dakota,
  42. Tennessee,
  43. Texas,
  44. Utah,
  45. Vermont,
  46. Virginia,
  47. Washington,
  48. West Virginia,
  49. Wisconsin,
  50. Wyoming,
  51. Canada - Provinces & Territories

Forum dedicated to regulations & laws, forms and permits

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Fishing Regulations - last post by arjin101

Employment, Intern and Volunteer Opportunities

Post and look for job opportunities here

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Field Technicians, Biologis... - last post by UncleWillie

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Photo & Video Gallery


  1. Photography Discussion

Post pics and videos of native fishes

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75 Gallon Mostly Florida Na... - last post by FabianBigge

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Native Aquatic Invertebrates

Discussion of all NA native aquatic inverts

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Can crayfish who are primar... - last post by centrarchid

Native Plants

Discuss the use of native plants, their care and propagation here.

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rooted plant found in an Io... - last post by cornandcrawlers

General Invasive and Exotic Discussion

Discussion involving what, where and what to do now that you found them.

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Threespine Stickleback (G.... - last post by swampfish


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