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#1 Guest_lgyure85_*

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 11:53 AM

I'll be in ABQ for the next week and I am just wondering if there are any good places to observe native fishes in their habitats. Thanks in advance!


#2 Guest_Irate Mormon_*

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:06 PM


#3 Guest_EricaWieser_*

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:03 AM

You could visit the local aquarium. They might have exhibits on the local aquatic life. Here's a link: http://www.cabq.gov/biopark/aquarium/

Here is a link to the New Mexico fishing website: http://www.wildlife....shing/index.htm

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:32 PM

Wow. I dislike Albuquerque too but really, these answers were a bit too curt - and none of these people actually live in the area. Unfortunately your post is now considered ancient, but if you get back to the "Duke City" (known to more sensistive locals as "Puke City")...

If you really mean "observe" and not "collect", then there are some interesting things going on in regards to silvery minnow (Hybognathus amarus) habitat restoration going on, including some work done in Rio Grande State Park near the RG Nature Center. That's about the best there is near town. The aquarium at the biopark is also worth a visit.

Edited by ignatz, 07 March 2012 - 09:32 PM.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

I'm sure I'll be back. I did the aquarium, and the rest of the biopark. I really love Abq, actually. I'll stop by the Rio Grande State Park next time. Thanks for the kind, albeit a bit late, response. I will be going back, so it wasn't wasted.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 04:58 AM

No problem - if you're headed back I can give you a few other tips - there's an interesting captive breeding facility for H. amarus that's a bit difficult to get into but possible with advance notice. It's an artificial "raceway" arrangement that I think has applicability to all sort of other fish. It cost a LOT of money to build. PM me for more details if interested and I can dig up the right contacts.

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