New guy from Georgia
Posted 12 May 2018 - 04:00 PM
I kept an aquarium several years ago and really enjoyed it. Ended up giving the whole set up away to a neighbor because we were moving.
Im planning now for a new 29 gallon aquarium with native fish. We have a couple of tiny streams on our farm with equally tiny fish in them. Im looking forward to it and to participating in this forum.
Posted 12 May 2018 - 06:14 PM
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."
Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:04 PM
Welcome to NANFA. You have some nice sand loving fishes down there that would make a nice 29 gallon tank.
- longjaw shiner (E. amplamala)
- longnose shiner (N. longirostorus)
just starting with those two would be great sand bottom aquarium. both of those species dont do well on regular substrate, but will thive on sand... you also have some other fun fish within your general range... even some nice Pteronotropis down that way.
Posted 12 May 2018 - 11:49 PM
About 70 miles SSW of Atlanta ... so the general area of LaGrange? Not only are you in range of some of Georgia's most fun fish, but you can easily get to some great locations and fish in Alabama too. And the Florida panhandle, for that matter.
Your biggest problem may be the 29 tank. As in, only one tank. (But it's a VG start.)
Another fun thing to do would be to catch some of those tiny fish in the tiny creeks on your property, and identify and observe them. (But never release fish that have been in captivity back to the wild.)
Here's a list of most of the f/w fish in Georgia, click-able to show a species description, photo (usually) and a range map.
Get on Michael's +/- NANFA Georgia e-mail list, he sends out alerts when the local NANFAns are plotting some excursion or activity. Although this year I am sure he is totally pre-occupied with next month's national convention, in north Georgia. Speaking of which, should be a great time. And a fabulous way to see a lot of new fish, and meet a bunch of fun (but possibly crazy) people. Having that kind of event right in your backyard, right when you're getting interested in native fish, is an Unmistakable Sign From G*d. (Or some god. Or maybe the Flying Spaghetti Monster. For those of us who aren't necessarily real perceptive and intuitive, it would be handy if all the plenipotentates would sign their messages. But I digress...)
Floridian now in Cincinnati
Posted 13 May 2018 - 07:59 AM
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