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Thread: Eye Candy

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhistlingBadger View Post
    Some day I want to do a "Wyoming Foothills Creek" biotope with redside shiners, paiute sculpins, mountain suckers, and yellowstone cutthroat trout. I know how to do it, just don't have the money or space, as it would have to be a big (150g +) tank with a chiller. But it's fun to think about. :)

    I have kept a lot of the wild fish around here, and most of them are not terribly striking to look at (the flathead chub is an exception; a school in a well-lit aquarium are very striking), but they more than make up for it in their behavior.
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    Yeah, that part about the chiller is what is holding me back as well. Though I've got an extra dehumidifier laying around, might have a little DIY project.
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    Sounds fun. This is Wyoming; I've never even seen a DEhumidifier. ha ha ha

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    hahaha Yeah I bet not! I've seen them made out of old dorm refrigerators too.
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    Those Rainbow Darters are awesome.
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    We only have johny darters in Wyoming, and just barely. They are cool, but those rainbows are lovely. Probably our most colorful fish outside game fish are redside shiners. The game fish, now, can be beautiful. Spawning brook trout are about as pretty as they come, and golden trout rival any saltwater fish I've ever seen for color. I hear they are extremely difficult to keep in captivity, though.

    You easterners definitely have the prettier (small) fish in your creeks. Enjoy!

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    Terrific video. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Compass View Post
    That's a great site, I've visited it several times. If I wanted something like those Tangerines above, I'd have to get permission from TWRA (the feds). You can't just go out and collect those.
    From what I've read they are protected in Tennessee and Georgia, but North Carolina does allow collection without any permit. They are actually listed as a species of Least Concern overall, its just that the populations in Tennessee and Georgia have been negatively impacted and those states are trying to re-establish their populations.

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    These are really awesome as well.

    The orange ones are Saffron shiners. The bigger silver ones are Warpaint Shiners.

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    Kinda look like a Goby to me. Nice looking fish for fresh though.
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    Some day I want to do a "Wyoming Foothills Creek" biotope with redside shiners, paiute sculpins, mountain suckers, and yellowstone cutthroat trout.
    I've caught a lot of local fish around the area, and was even lucky enough to go up and catch Snake River cutthroat trout. Of all the trout, I prefer the varieties of cutthroat the most
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