RE: NANFA-- Beware the green sunfish

Irate_Mormon (
Thu, 21 Mar 2002 03:05:54 -0600

At 10:49 AM 3/21/02, you wrote:

>Aggressive fish like greenies can also be the most endearing fish to
>keep because they have *such* an attitude. They make for fine specimen

Well, I have a confession to make. Years ago, when I was a struggling
college student, I had a greenie named "George". He shared a 34 gallon
tank with a crawdad who lived in a burrow underneath George's favorite
piece of driftwood. George was, I think, my first pet native. I caught
him on hook and line. I kept him for two years before (hold on to your
hats, guys) releasing him into the wild. So even though many of you never
thought I would admit to keeping a Centrarchid, being the Cyprinid fan that
I am, LO!, here is proof that even I was young and foolish once.

BTW, while L chrysocephalus seems to be a fairly unremarkable minnow to
many folks, a male in full pink is something to behold! Common as dirt
around here, but damn they're pretty. I've seem 'em keep that color year
round too.


Jackson, MS
I can't stand cheap people. It makes me real mad when someone says
something like, "Hey, when are you going to pay me that $100 you owe me?"
or "Do you have that $50 you borrowed?" Man, quit being so cheap!
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