I think my story is like a lot of others I see here. I kept wild caught as a kid and into college, and would like to get back into it and introduce my daughter to all of it, hopefully a bit better informed! That led me here. I'm actually brand new to NC and excited to find out what is in my area so I can start planning a new tank.
I've done some forum searching and Gerald seems to be the NC resource. he posted a while back the NC species maps ( RiverBasin Map NW-NC.std.pdf but I can't get the links to work. maybe I need admin approval?
At any rate if anyone has thoughts on what's in my area that would be great, rainbow shiner etc. not sure what I can find around me. I have kept sunny Lepomis varieties before but am thinking something less aggressive and easier for her to learn on in a smallish tank.
I'd also love anyones take on the best tank setups / filtration systems these days for wild caught. We are probably going to need to be in the 50 - 40 gal range.
She's excited for this, really looking forward to the next steps and everyones feedback.