NANFA-L-- Garfield Park Creek Indianapolis

Mark (
Tue, 19 Apr 2005 08:21:19 -0400

At 7:12 AM -0500 4/19/05, Bill Flowers wrote:
>CCAC = Circle City Aquarium Club
> Besides setting up a few tanks of natives from around the state,
>we decided to setup a stream tank using a 40 gallon tank. We then
>collected fish from the small creek running through Garfield Park.
>The creek actually has saigns posted saying not to get into the
>water because of raw sewage could be in it. With all of that we
>actually collected Rinbow Darters, Blacknose Dace, and Spotfin
>shiners. This is actually close to downtown Indianapolis. Some of
>the neighbors of the area were surprised that there was anything in
>the creek.
> Bill Flowers
>White Lick Creek drainage

Hey Bill,

Were the rainbow females fattened up with eggs yet? I suppose you
know, but when they are about to spawn, the females look absolutely
bloated, as the eggs come to maturity. Also, I suppose this stream
is warmer than more rural streams since it receives stormwater and
other "effluent", no? This may hasten the maturation of the eggs
prior to spawning. By the way, I have a little context for what you
may have observed. I remember the lovely conservatory from my visit
with your club, was it last year? My mind is a blur.

Conejo Creek drainage
California USA

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