Re: NANFA-L-- Flame Chub Testimony On Friday

Bruce Stallsmith (
Thu, 03 Nov 2005 12:21:40 -0500

Oddly enough, the best population we found in our wanderings was in a large,
lush, clear spring on the edge of an upscale suburban development. The
spring and run were in the middle of a park-like area edged by benches. The
springwater bubbled up through a whirling sand bed in more than 2 meters of
water, and was 12 deg. C, just like it should be for local springwater. It
was the only place we found out-and-out schools of flame chubs, swimming
through the broad spring run in vegetation. These flame chubs were also the
most vividly colored, and largest, of any we saw.

--Bruce Stallsmith
land of the flame chub along the Tennessee
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- Flame Chub Testimony On Friday
>Date: Thu, 3 Nov 2005 11:58:28 EST
>hey bruce...
>describe the habitat that best produced the most healthist and abundant
>were they-in-the spring head? lush w/ vegatation? silt free? gravel? spring
>runs? creeks? flowing pools? sunlight or shady. they gotta be a picky
>i have tried to keep my eye out for them in my wanders... and have only
>them once w/ dave nelly while snorkeling and a single flame on a tn cold
>creek flow. im still unsure about mixing them up w/ creek chubbs so i may
>overlook them on other occasions. i do remember gold spangles on their
>sides... but
>ive never witnessed the intense flame orange reds.
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