Re: NANFA-L-- Garfield Park Creek Indianapolis

Bill Flowers (
Tue, 19 Apr 2005 17:58:34 -0500

The female rainbows were actually skiny so I figured that they had
already spawned. I would like to get back into the creek on down stream
and see what else I can find. I didn't colect much because of the fact
they were being moved indoors and the temperature of the room where we
were setting up would be around 80 degrees. The fish actually held up
real nice with no deaths.

Bill Flowers
White Lick Creek drainage

Mark wrote:

> 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.

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