NANFA-- My house is full of Damselflies, and I feel like playing

Mysteryman (
Wed, 25 Jun 2003 14:15:19 -0700

I have a tank in my house set aside for growing greenwater for fryfood,
and today a swatted a big fly. Upon inspection I noticed it was a
damselfly. Later, in the fishroom, I found myself swarmed by damselflies
of every color. A quick look in the algae tank showed plenty more
I'm not sure just what these guys have been eating. I can only conclude
that damsel larvae eat different things than dragonfly larvae ( fish ).
Anyway, I rounded them up and set them free outside, where they'll no
doubt start hanging around my pools.
Have any of you had any similar experiences?

On a different topic, I figured out that the Sailfin Shiners with the
gorgeous green sides are the ones from around Edisto Island, SC.
Otherwise they're unremarkable and dull. The redfinned ones from around
Gainsville are fairly standard in the body, but have the pretty red
fins. QUESTION: if the two were crossed, what do you suppose would be
the result?
I tend to think that 3/4 of the resulting fry would look terrible, or
maybe even 15/16 of them, but the rest might be amazing redfinned,
greensided wonders. Maybe even half of them could turn out nice.
I know that as NANFans most of you would find the very thought
abhorrent, but as a fish farmer, I wonder about these things.
Has this ever been tried to anyone's knowledge?
Is there already a redfinned, greensided version occurring naturally,
most likely in the northeast Florida/southwest georgia area?
Do you think that hypselopterus & stonei would even cross naturally if
given the chance?
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