Re: NANFA-- Golden Shiner Question

unclescott (
Thu, 18 Sep 2003 23:39:12 -0500

R. W. Wolff noted
> Goldens are awesome at getting rid of algaes and duckweed in tanks and
> ponds.... (among other neat things.)

Duckweed ... hummm. What other natives relish duckweed?

We encountered a couple of 5-6 inch golden shiners when the Il-IN gtroup was
at the Spring Brook Nature Center in Itasca, IL. As often happens when one
encounters a fish new to them, the response was, "Thats a shiner?" Certainly
was pleasent news to several of us.

Thanks for any thoughts on duckweed grazers.

All the best,

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