Colorful Gems Lurking in our Lakes and Streams

Thu, Apr 06, 2017   7:15 pm

Monthly Meeting

King of Kings Lutheran Church 2330 North Dale Street, Rosevilleview map
Long before tropical imports became available to the hobby, early aquarists kept native fish from local streams and lakes. There are approximately 1000 species found in North America north of Mexico. Many are nondescript in appearance and difficult to tell apart from one another. However, there remains hundreds of species of minnows, darters, and killifish that shine like jewels rivaling their tropical counterparts. This talk will showcase of the finest examples covering where they occur and how to collect and keep them in your aquariums.

Konrad Schmidt collecting.360Konrad Schmidt was a Non-game Fish Biologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and currently is a co-editor for the North American Native Fishes Association's American Currents magazine.

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