American Currents article list, 1972-2008 This is a chronological list of articles published in American Currents since its inaugural issue in 1972. Its objective is to give you a quick look at the articles within each issue. Generally, administrative articles are not included. Issues since 1996 contain additional useful information not included in this article list (such as in the very informative Riffles section). Many issues’ articles are not in order, because this was printed from a computer database. The best way to search it is simply to use the “Find” command that comes with your word processing software. 1972 Issue #1 Fuqua, Frank Review of the book How to Know the Freshwater Fishes Bondhus, John Northern Pike, Esox lucius Rearing the northern pike in aquaria; habits, description and habits. Terceira, Tony Meet the Dashing Dace Rearing and spawning the bluefin killifish in aquaria. Fuqua, Frank Review of article “Mating of the Fathead” (Natural History Magazine) Hill, Mary New Friends—Darters and Sculpins General summary of rearing darters and sculpins in aquaria. Abrams, Harry E. Amateur Collectors Personified Account of a collecting trip in Indiana. Benages, Anthony A Rainbow in Miniature Rearing darters in aquaria. Smith, Wesley E. The Culture and Breeding of Jordanella floridae Rearing and breeding the flagfish in aquaria. Rosen, Robert T. Meet the Blue-Spotted Sunfish Rearing and spawning the bluespotted sunfish in aquaria. 1973 Spring Bondhus, John Catfish and Bullheads Overview of collecting and keeping catfish, bullheads and madtoms; includes valuable tips on introducing and acclimating native fish in general to aquaria. Katula, Ray The Sole Survivor General aquarium tips on rearing and breeding the bowfin. Farris, Russ The SAMS Experiences of a collecting group called the Santa Ana Mountain Suckers--a group of native fish collectors from the San Diego Tropical Fish Society. Eichhorn-von Wurmb, Heinrich K. Commentary on “Meet the Dashing Dace” General information on keeping the bluefin killifish in aquaria; in response to article from Issue #1. Winward, Emily Transplanting of the Stickleback Discussion of California Dept. of Fish and Game reintroduction of the threespine stickleback to ponds around Los Angeles; gives general information on spawning behavior. Rosen, Robert T. Anguilla Description of his experiences rearing eels to 15-inch size; noted the eel's capacity for surviving desiccation. Katula, Ray Mating Dance of the Bluntnose Dace Bluntnose minnow mating and spawning behavior he observed in his aquarium. 1973 Summer Bondhus, John Collecting Native Fishes Tips on acquiring a collecting permit, finding suitable collecting places, collection gear, and acclimating collected fish to home aquaria. Katula, Ray Breeding of the Pirate Perch Short article on pirate perch spawing observations. Fuqua, Frank Review of the book A Guide to the Reptiles, Amphibians and Freshwater Fishes of Florida Burroughs, Roger D. Water Lilies Planting water lilies in outdoor ponds. Katula, Ray Pup Fish Relocated Discussion of the government's plan to move part of the Devils Hole pupfish population to artificial refugia. Bickel, Sue The Physa, Unfamiliar Aquarium Dweller Introduction to the snail Physa. Christensen, Robert Native Fishes for the Aquarium General overview of collecting and keeping common natives. Christensen, Ted Displaced Fishes Glacial distribution of fishes in Canada; describes how most fish species migrated north from glacial refugia Missouri River; speculates why some Missouri R. species did not migrate north. Brind, Walter Lannoy Aquarium Fishes From Our Own Country Description of many species suitable for aquarium rearing. 1973 Fall Kosta, Dan Do Fish Drink? General discussion of osmoregulation. Buth, Donald G. The Effect of Stream Aging on the Succession of Fishes in the Embarras River in Champaign County, Illinois Results of study on erosional aging of headwater regions and the effects on stream fish community composition. Pagoria, Frank G. Spawning Deviations in Notropis [Cyprinella] lutrensis Author relates his experiences breeding aquarium-bought red shiners, and how his results differed from what was written in current literature. Barnes, George Ligula: A Freshwater Parasitic Tapeworm Life history, biology and possible treatment for the tapeworm Ligula. Stober, Dick The Flagfin Minnow, Notropis [Pteronotropis] signipinnis General description of the flagfin shiner, its habitat and aquarium care. Fraboni, John J. Oodinium pillularis Life history and treatment of the causative agent of the disease commonly known as velvet. Coombs, Raymond Delmarva Dip-Netting Collecting experiences on the eastern shore of Chesapeake Bay. Mosse, Pete If They're Good Enough for Sterba, They're Good Enough For Me! General discussion of a few popular native fishes. Stober, Dick Forage Fish: an Important Link Editorial on the problems with game and bait fish stocking. Barnes, George Maintaining Micropterus salmoides in Home Aquaria Author's experiences acclimating largemouth bass to his aquarium. 1973 Winter Rosen, Robert T. Blue-Spotted Sunfish Personal experiences with breeding the bluespotted sunfish, plus an observed problem with inbreeding. Winward, Emily Nevada's Unique Fish Description of federal court ruling to protect Chasmistes cujus in Pyramid Lake, NV. Ernst, Dave The Natives are Friendly Aquarium observations of longear sunfish spawning. Norton , Joanne Shipping Livebearers Tips on shipping fish. Burroughs, Roger D. Brook Stickleback- Eucalia [Culaea] inconstans General information on the biology and spawning of the brook stickleback. Stober, Dick Rainwater Killifish Short description of the rainwater killifish and an even shorter mention of spawning in an aquarium. Bondhus, John Native Sunfish and Bass in Aquariums Overview of collecting and keeping the sunfishes; includes a list of North American sunfishes. 1974 Jan-Feb Kosta, Dan Collecting and Conservation Discussion of personal collecting ethics. Holtgrieve, Donald Review of Freshwater Fish and Fishing in Native North America Relyea, Kenneth Ictalurid Catfishes of the United States Overview of North American catfishes. Rivera, Liana M. The Black-banded Sunfish Summary of wild habitat of the blackbanded sunfish; aquarium foods and breeding. Gottlob, Mark Native Fish in Science Author is an archaeologist; discusses how fish fossils show how early people lived. Fraboni, John Argulus: The Carp Louse Life history of the parasite Argulus; fish symptoms; disease prevention and treatment. 1974 Mar-Apr Rosen, Robert T. A New Hybrid Aquarium breeding of banded sunfish x bluespotted sunfish hybrid. Scoggins, Bill Review of the book Iowa Fish and Fishing Rosen, Robert Collecting in Tidal Bays List of species collected in New Jersey Pine Barrens/Atlantic Ocean interface; thoughts on aquarium adaptability. Zyburga, Martin The Brown Bullhead Short article on keeping the brown bullhead in an aquarium. Katula, Ray The Native Flying Fish How to set up an aquarium for the brook silversides; comments on how the fish spawns in the wild. Stober, Dick Introduction to North America's Natives List of North American fish families; general descriptions and some representative species in each. 1974 May-June Fedon, Gio Long Trip Fish Hauler Very detailed description of home-made fish transporting container with filter, aerator and heater. Goldstein, Robert J. The Rainwater Killifish Informative article on rearing, feeding and spawning of the rainwater killifish in aquaria. Babberl, Wayne Hummingbird Fish General introduction to darters; describes foods taken by rainbow darters in aquaria. Scoggins, Bill Review of the book Handbook of Fishes of Kansas Scoggins, Bill Collecting Guidelines for ethical collecting. 1974 Jul-Aug Kosta, Dan Freshwater Invertebrates Very general description of some invertebrates which can be reared in aquaria. Rosen, Robert T. Notes on Chemicals Used by Aquarists Summary of aquarium water and disease treatment chemicals. Scoggins, Bill Desert Fishes Council Introduction to the Desert Fishes Council; author attended and now describes the Council's Sixth Annual Symposium. Pitts, Jim The Grass Pickerel Description of natural habitat of the grass pickerel; aquarium food preferences; discusses lack of aquarium spawning information. Rosen, Robert T. Hybrid Report Aquarium spawning of banded sunfish x bluespotted sunfish hybrids. Parish, Vern A Native Fish Community Tank Recommendation to keep the redfin shiner, blacknose dace and southern redbelly dace in a native fish community aquarium. 1975 Jan-Feb Schubert, Teddy The Satinfin Shiner Range, breeding and habitat of the satinfin shiner. Brauhn, James L. A Suggested Method for Sexing Bluegills Methods to sex non-spawning or juvenile bluegills. Bondhus, John Locating Fish Literature Sources Tips on information resources and how to use them. Glut, Charles F. Crickets: The Ideal Food Methods of raising and feeding baby crickets for killifish food. Terceira, Anthony Notropis [Pteronotropis] welaka Overview of rearing the bluenose shiner in aquaria. Kosta, Dan Live Foods Only: A Truth or a Myth? Short description of converting fish to prepared foods. Smith, Wesley Readers Forum Editorial on the value of a species. Cokendolpher, James The Red Horse Minnow Account of spawning of the red shiner in aquaria. Flather, Estella An Outline of the Genus Cyprinodon Overview of Cyprinodon; natural history, distributions and bibliography. 1975 Mar-Apr Kosta, Dan Pet Shop Natives, or How to Avoid Going Swimming With Your Clothes On Short article on the benefits of buying native fish in pet stores. Illinois Natural History Survey The White Amur, or Grass Carp Results of an experiment with grass carp for biological plant control. Civil Engineer Magazine Freshwater Institute Launched in Minnesota Announcement of the construction of a center for the study of freshwater in Minnesota. Pitts, Jim Reference Collections for the Native Fishes Student How to build and maintain a preserved fish collection. Illinois Natural History Survey Rare and Endangered Species Description of the publication Rare and Endangered Fish of Illinois. Cross, D.G. A Review of Methods to Control Ichthyophthiriasis Reprinted from The Progressive Fish-Culturist. Stober, Dick The Sailfin Minnow, Notropis [Pteronotropis] hypselopterus Collection, aquarium care and breeding of the sailfin shiner; includes a well-written description of the appearance of the fish. Bondhus, John Distribution of Fishes Describes how temperature, water chemistry, habitat and physical barriers influence fish distribution. Rosen, Robert T. Enneacanthus chaetodon: Food Requirements on Captivity Short article on the necessity of live food in the diet of the blackbanded sunfish. Bellomy, Mildred D. Reviews of the books Fishes of Arizona; The Fishes of Oklahoma; Fishes of the Red River Drainage, Eastern Kentucky; Freshwater Fishes of Canada; and Pacific Fishes of Canada 1975 May-June Eschbach, Chuck Have You Got Planaria? Biology of planaria. Rosen, Robert T. The Naked Goby Natural habitat, collecting and aquarium rearing and breeding of the naked goby. Keller, Charles How About Barnacles? Aquarium rearing of barnacles. Pitts, Jim Getting a Start on Fish Identification Tools, methods and a summary of body parts used for fish identification. Boucher, Joseph The Tadpole Shrimp Biology and culture of the tadpole shrimp. Bondhus, John A Review of Selected Local Distribution References Review of fish reference books for the New England states. Pitts, Jim Readers Forum Editorial in defense of taxonomy, and what kind of person a taxonomist is. 1975 July-Oct Stober, Dick Shiners Descriptions of several populations of the broadstripe shiner. Krebs, Linda J. Coldwater Aquascape List of plants suitable for a coldwater aquarium. Semeit, Allan Fish Behavior Observations of interactions between several native fish species. Stober, Dick Daphnia Collecting and culturing Daphnia. 1975 Nov-Dec Ramsey, John S. Sources of Literature in Native Fishes A list, by state, of books on fishes. Beaulieu, John Spawning the Rainbow Darter Observations of rainbow darter breeding. Brock, H. Ross Reelin' 'em in at Reelfoot Description of Reelfoot Lake, TN: collecting, fish, local accommodations and natural history. Scoggins, Bill N. Conservation: Education as our Top Priority Editorial on the need to emphasize conservation through education. Kosta, Dan Death Valley to be Strip Mined! Discussion of the strip mining of Death Valley National Monument. 1976 Jan-Feb Pitts, Jim Relationships Between Aquatic Plants and Reproduction of Fishes Plants as spawn inducers, spawn receptacles and the adverse effects of plants on reproduction. Pitts, Jim Notes on Kentucky Fishes List of the fishes of Kentucky. Hunt, Vernon B. North American Fishes in the United Kingdom Rearing North American natives in England-- discusses problems and necessity of more imports. Fletcher, Alan M. A Rare Darter Spawning Breeding the swamp darter in an aquarium. Collier, Glen E. Killifish from Outer Space NASA Skylab experiments with the mummichog. Kosta, Dan Conservation in the Currents Thoughts on NANFA's conservation efforts. Patterson, Michael Fundulus notatus and F. olivaceous: Two American Topminnows Natural distribution and aquarium breeding of the two fishes. 1976 Mar-Apr Sparks, Bob Growth Inhibiting Substance Growth inhibiting substance production, effects and solutions are discussed. Abrams, Harry GIS - GPS - Optimum Crowding: A Possible Synthesis Growth inhibiting substances, growth proming substances and optimum crowding theories are described. Scoggins, Bill N. Saltwater Native Fishes: A Book Review Review of the book Tidepool and Nearshore Fishes of California. Etnier, David A Statement Concerning the Snail Darter Reprinted from Southeastern Fishes Council Proceedings; discussion of the probable effects of Tellico Dam construction. Pupfish Monthly Some of the Best of Pupfish Monthly Reprints of articles from the official publication of the Cyprinodon Study Group. Anonymous What is a Wetland? Short article on the importance and history of North American wetlands. Pitts, Jim Notes on the Banded Sculpin, Cottus carolinae, in Kentucky Distribution, environmental requirements, and aquarium rearing of the banded sculpin. Gottlob, Mark The Stickleback: The White Rat of the Aquarium Value of the threespine stickleback to animal behavior studies. 1976 May-June Spratt, Jerome D. The Amazing Grunion Grunion spawning, growth and collecting. Pupfish Monthly Cyprinodon salinus and Cyprinodon milleri Distribution and habitat of the two pupfish species; reprinted from The Pupfish Monthly. Fourkas, Ted Endangered Species… General newspaper account of the efforts of Al Castro to breed five endangered species in aquaria; reprinted from The Sacramento Bee. Buth, Don Collecting Fishes in Mexico Collecting regulations in Mexico. Garretson, Fred Amorous Salmon Fool the Experts Newspaper account of salmon migration into Calaveras River, California; reprinted from the Oakland Tribune. Gottlob, Mark Newts Rearing and breeding newts in aquaria. Stober, Dick Whitenose Notropis? Account of a collecting trip and an unidentified white-nosed shiner. 1976 July-Aug Boynton, K.L. Dwarfs of Devil's Hole Natural history of Death Valley; habitat and environmental conditions in which pupfishes survive; reprinted from Desert Magazine. Mann, Joseph C. The Fishes of Missouri: A Book Review Short review. Mathews, Linda Justices Back Rare Pupfish Newspaper account of Supreme Court decision to protect the Devil's Hole pupfish; reprinted from the Los Angeles Times. Flather, Herbert H. The Pupfish Monthly Call to form a Cyprinodon study group; reprinted from The Pupfish Monthly. 1976 Sept-Oct Buth, Donald G. A Preliminary Inventory of the Fishes of Wildcat Slough List of fishes in Wildcat Slough, Illinois. News Item The Fish Doctor Account of a meeting of the American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section in Denver, Co. Buth, Don Aquarists to Blame? Editorial against releasing aquarium fish. Scoggins, Bill N. Minnesota's Fishes, a Book Report Review of the book Northern Fishes. Fisk, William J. Save Our Streams - Adopt One! Discussion on the importance of quality stream habitat and the "Save Our Streams" program. 1976 Nov-Dec Walker, Braz The Leon Springs Pupfish…a Resurrection Story Efforts to protect and relocate the Leon Springs pupfish. Goldsmith, Ken Those Creepy Crawlers Can Be Fun Summary of the types of invertebrates found or reared in aquaria. Copes, Frederick A. The Iowa Darter, Etheostoma exile Detailed treatment of the habitat, biology and aquarium rearing of the Iowa darter. Stober, Dick By the Bluenose Obsessed Field observations and breeding observations of the bluenose shiner. Buth, Donald Spawning Johnny Darters How to spawn johnny darters in aquaria. Meryman, Charles Dale Skin Flukes of Pet Fish Descriptions of the types of skin flukes and their treatments. 1977 Jan-Mar Stober, Dick The Flagfin Shiner, Notropis [Pteronotropis] signipinnis Appearance, habitat and aquarium rearing and breeding of the flagfin shiner. Gebhardt, R. Bruce Profiting From a Trashy Tank Benefits of pond sludge and leaves in aquaria. News Item WES Uses On-Shelf Devices to Harvest Aquatic Plants The Waterways Experiment Station's use of the Aqua-Trio to harvest noxious aquatic plants; reprinted from Engineer Update. News Item Hope for the Cui-ui Construction of a fishway to allow the cui-ui to return to the Trukee River in Nevada. Gray, Harold H. On the Origin and Evolution of Catostomid Fishes: A Literature Review Evidence is given from the literature that the catostomids originated in Central Asia and descended from the cyprinids. Scoggins, Bill The California Diving Experience: A Book Review Review of the book California Underwater. Flather, Estella Collecting Killies in the Wilds of Texas Account of a collecting trip near Galveston, TX. 1977 Apr-June Glamsch, Panky The Fish Doctor Makes Pond Calls Reprint from the Tampa Tribune about a fish pathologist and the types of work he performs. Kolb, Joe W. Filter Flies Use of filter fly larvae as a fish food. Scoggins, Bill N. The Native Fish: A Book Review Review of the book Freshwater Fishes of Louisiana. Brock, Ross Diamonds in the Rough Collecting and rearing the bluespotted sunfish in aquaria. Pobud, Ted Notropis [Cyprinella] spilopterus (Cope) Rearing and breeding the spotfin shiner in aquaria. Meryman, Charles Dale Who Me? I Don't Need to Keep Notes The importance of keeping notes on feeding, water quality and diseases, and in keeping a collection of articles. 1977 July-Sept Boucher, Joseph Culture of the Stonefly Nymphs (Isoperla confusa) Biology and aquarium culture of the stonefly Isoperla confusa. Buth, Donald G. Maximal Egg Number in Pimephales notatus Nests Number of bluntnose minnow eggs from nests is given. Bacon, Mary Jellyfish of the Sierra Foothills Biology of freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii; reprinted from Outdoor California. Scoggins, Bill N. Native Fishes in Books Review of the book Inland Fishes of California. Weber, Dale Bluefin Killy Rearing, breeding and feeding the bluefin killifish in aquaria. Brock, Ross Swamping Through Georgia and Florida Account of a weekend collecting trip. 1977 Oct-Dec Brill, John S. Pirate Perch Biology, aquarium rearing and abortive spawnings of the pirate perch, plus comments on sexual distinction. Scoggins, Bill N. Fishwatchers’ Guide Review of the book Fishwatchers' Guide to the Inshore Fishes of the Pacific Coast. Boucher, Joseph Marine Nebalia bipes as Live Fish-Food The culture of Nebalia bipes for feeding fish. 1978 Jan-Mar Cokendolpher, James Cyprinodon elegans Spawning behavior of the Comanche Springs pupfish; design and purpose of a refugium at Balmorhea State Park. Robb, Thomas Cycleptus elongatus Watches the Railroad! Speculation on effects of Wabash River bridge construction on blue sucker habitat. Boucher, James Opossum Shrimps as Live Fish Food Biology and culture of the opossum shrimp Mysis relicta. Goldstein, Robert J. Introduction to the Darters Descriptions of darter genera, habitat and collecting methods. 1978 Apr-June Brock, H. Ross Pygmy Sunfishes Distribution and aquarium care of Elassoma species. Boucher, Joseph Fairy Shrimps as Live Fish Food Biology of the fairy shrimps and a recommendation as a fish food; complications as a self-reproductive food. Pitts, Jim Seining Without a Partner: How to Make the Task Easier Tips and gear for seining alone. 1978 July-Sept Cokendolpher, James C. Astyanax fasciatus mexicanus in the Aquaria and the Wild Description, habitat, collecting, breeding and aquarium rearing of the fish. Scoggins, Bill N. The Native Fish Book Review Review of the book Ichthyology. Patterson, Michael A. Notropis [Cyprinella] venustus I: Gentle Giant Habitat, collecting methods and aquarium care of the spottail shiner. Boucher, Joseph Water Louse (Asellus aquaticus) Biology and culture of water louse as fish food. Stegall, Mike The Bantam Sunfish (Lepomis symmetricus) Field observations, collecting, rearing and breeding the bantam sunfish. 1978 August (Lateral Line) Gerald C. Corcoran Spawning Trap Design and construction of a plexiglas spawning trap to capture the eggs of egg-scattering fishes. 1978 Oct-Dec Gebhardt, Bruce Minutemen in Action A collecting trip account in Stow Town Forest, Massachusetts. Scoggins, Bill N. The Native Fish Book Review Review of the book Fishes of the World. Gebhardt, Bruce Welaka! Discovery of the town of Welaka, FL, while searching for the bluenose shiner. Patterson, Michael J. Notropis [Cyprinella] venustus II: A Chance Observation of Breeding Habits Observation of spawning in a stream and the subsequent raising of the fry in an aquarium. Stegall, Mike Collecting Last Summer Account of a collecting trip near Jackson, MS. Brill, John S. Practical Considerations for Collecting Good tips about fish collecting. 1979 July News Item Endangered Fishes in Texas and Utah Update on listing of three fishes as endangered. Goggin, Patricia The Pine Barrens: An Oasis Protected Description of the ecology and urbanization of the Pine Barrens. News Item Native Fishes Book Review - New Publications Review of the booklet Endemic Fishes of the Colorado River System-- A Status Report. Coffey, Robert J. Meet a NANFA Member: Robert J. Coffey A member tells how he became interested in native fishes. Brittan, Martin R. Carl Leavett Hubbs 1894-1979 Announcement of the passing of Dr. Carl Hubbs. Baugh, Tom Color Change in the Olympic Mudminnow Color phases of the Olympic mudminnow may be a result of substrate color. Baugh, Thomas M. Food Preference of the Olympic Mudminnow Food preferences of the Olympic mudminnow. Castro, Alfred D. Native Killifishes List of the killifish of North America. 1980 Winter Pister, E. P. The Desert Fishes Council Description of the origin and purposes of the Desert Fishes Council. Garcia, Nancy A Spawning of Etheostoma nigrum Spawning and feeding johnny darters in aquaria. Pappantoniou, Antonios A General Overview of Fish Behavior General overview of fish behavior. Kenney, William R. Ecological Zonation in the Aquarium The importance of understanding the biological needs of fishes in aquaria, rather than just their physical environmental needs. Pitts, Jim Collecting Fishes in an Urban Environment Habitats and their associated fishes around Louisville, Ky. McAllister, D. E. Rare or Endangered Canadian Fishes List of rare and endangered fishes of Canada; reprinted from The Canadian Field-Naturalist. News Item Tellico Dam Gets Go-Ahead Summary of the Tellico Dam (of snail darter fame) project to date. News Item Endangered Dace Habitat Notice is given that a report on the status of the Kendall Warm Springs dace (WY) has been published. News Item Humpback Chub Recovery Plans USFWS recovery plans for the humpback chub are summarized in this very short article. Soltz, David L. Our Disappearing Desert Fishes Rare desert fishes-- their habitat and plight; reprinted from the Nature Conservancy News. Sanchez, Peter G. MX Missile System: An Urgent Letter from the Desert Fishes Council Letter from the Desert Fishes Council to NANFA members about MX Missile System proposal; includes lists of affected fishes. 1980 Jan (Lateral Line) Corcoran, Gerald C. How to Collect Natives by Really Trying, and Trying… Account of mishaps encountered by the Marine Education Center in Biloxi, Miss, while trying to replenish its fish collection. McKeel, Herman The History of Ichthyology A brief history of ichthyology, from Aristotle to present. Corcoran, Gerald C. Swapping Natives Aquarium rearing of the starhead topminnow. McCready, Alan M. Desert Fishes Council Eleventh Annual Symposium Summary of papers and research presented at the Desert Fishes Council Symposium. 1980 Feb (Lateral Line) Corcoran, Gerald C. Spawning Natives Effects of chemical, thermal and visual shock on fish in aquaria. 1980 Mar (Lateral Line) Goldstein, Bob Report on Shipping Darters and Killies in Winter Tips on mailing fish. Trout, A. Notropis incognito Pursuit of an unknown shiner species in eastern Pennsylvania. 1980 Spring Langhammer, James K. The Lost Treasure of the Aztecs Introduction to species of goodeids and their value as aquarium fishes; from Greater Detroit Aquarium Society. Parker, Ed The Red-Tailed Goodeid Rearing and breeding the red-tailed goodeid in aquaria. Goldstein, Bob The Fishes of Spartanburg, South Carolina List of fishes collected in a creek near Spartanburg, SC. Pappantoniou, Antonios The Behavior of Catfishes Catfish communication is described. Hill, Midge Fish Feeding Factors which affect the amount of food to give fish. News Item Acid Rain The Corvallis (OR) Environmental Research Laboratory's research on acid rain is described. News Item Acid Rain and Fishes Two outdoor magazine's articles on acid rain are recommended. Editorial The Impact of ORVs Description of the problems of ORVs in deserts. Scoggins, Bill N. ORVs vs Native Fishes An article on the negative effects of snowmobile exhaust on brook trout is cited. News Item Mono Lake: Paradise in Peril Summary of the problems of Los Angeles using Mono Lake as a water supply. Schmidt, Robert E. The Tessellated Darter Distribution, biology and habitat of the tessellated darter. McLarney, Bill Pumpkinseed Spawning Observations of pumpkinseed sunfish spawning in a pond, and a recommendation to learn to fish-watch. 1980 Apr (Lateral Line) Pitts, Jim Swapping Natives Rearing and shipping the rainbow darter. McKeel, Herman The Blind Cave Fishes of the United States List of cave fishes of the United States Pitts, Jim Review of The New Field Book of Freshwater Life 1980 May (Lateral Line) Corcoran, Gerald C. Swapping Natives Aquarium rearing of the bowfin. Pittman, Ella Sticklebacks Rearing and breeding the brook stickleback. 1980 Summer Ramczyk, Dave How Old is That Fish? Methods by which fish are aged; reprinted from Outdoor California. Masters, Charles O. Blood Feeders - The Leeches Introduction to leeches--their habitat, types and feeding. Anonymous Review of Pacific Coast Nudibranchs: A Guide to the Opisthobranchs of the Northeastern Pacific Holtgrieve, Don Review of Gulf of California's Fish Water's Guide Editorial Environmental Regulation: The New Scapegoat Problems with some views of economics and environmental regulations; reprinted from National Wildlife Federation's Conservation News. Corcoran, Gerald C. The Marine Aquarium Marine aquaria setup, chemistry, filtration and maintenance. Gebhardt, Bruce Fishes of Southeastern Massachusetts: A NANFA Expedition Account of a collecting trip. 1980 July (Lateral Line) Kenney, William R. NANFA and Legislation Editorial on the need for NANFA to insist that all U.S. states recognize native fishes as aquarium fishes. Berry, Tony Favorite (and Other) Native Aquarium Fishes Keeping the golden shiner, creek chub and southern redbelly dace in aquaria; reprinted from Fish Tales. 1980 Aug (Lateral Line) Migliozzi, Harold Something Different General comments on native fishes as aquarium fishes with recommendations on fishes for a community tank. 1980 Oct (Lateral Line) Berry, Tony Native Favorite (and Others) Aquarium Fishes Recommendations and techniques on collecting and keeping several minnow species. Omega, Al Beginning Your Education Editorial about tropical fish enthusiasts’ lack of knowledge about North American natives fishes. Corcoran, Gerald Pay Attention Recommendation to observe fishes for their genetic mutations, with the idea of creating new strains. Goldstein, Bob North Carolina Brief summary of the rivers and geographical provinces of North Carolina. 1980 Nov (Lateral Line) Omega, Al American Natives…Why Aren't They More Popular? Why natives are as good or better than tropicals. 1980 Dec (Lateral Line) Berry, Tony Collecting Fundulus notatus Account of a collecting trip. Schmidt, Robert E. Critical Habitats Determined Habitats of the San Marcos gambusia and fountain darter. 1981 Jan (Lateral Line) Ebhardt, B. G. The Probability of Sex Humorous look at fish sex ratios. Goldstein, Bob Collecting the Black Sounds of Virginia Account of a collecting trip in Virginia; rearing and breeding the naked goby. 1981 Feb (Lateral Line) Davis, Jerry C. Sturgeon Surgeons? That's Right Folks News story about a sturgeon culturist who plans to remove roe without killing the fish; reprinted from the Philadelphia Bulletin. Corcoran, G. C. Kidneys Salt content of brackish water; converting fish from saltwater to fresh water and vice versa. McKeel, Herman Fundulus of the United States List of Fundulus species in the U. S. McKeel, Herman The Bass Fishes of the U.S. Distinguishing between true basses and sunfishes. Wright, Mark S. Notes on Acclimating Natives Tips on aquarium acclimation of fishes. Kenney, Bill Pomoxis Problem Tips on aquarium rearing of crappies--feeding and disease prevention. 1981 Mar (Lateral Line) Hunt, V. B. Fundulus diaphanus diaphanus Aquarium rearing and breeding of the banded killifish. 1981 Spring Soule, Norman A History of the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, Part 1 History of the Cold Spring Harbor (NY) Fish Hatchery; the years it was used to culture fish for planting. Baugh, Tom Observations on the Courtship and Reproduction of the Desert Pupfish (Cyprinodon macularis) Account of the spawning of desert pupfish in aquaria. Gray, Harold H. The Creek Chubsucker, Erimyzon oblongatus, in the Northeast Description, distribution, habitat, forage role, food, growth and reproduction of the creek chubsucker. Jim DeBernard Native Aquarium Plants Collecting and growing cabomba. Faustman, Harry W. A Marine Killifish Community Aquarium-keeping of Long Island killifish. Goldstein, Bob Report on a Collection of Sticklebacks from Maine Account of a search for stickleback species in the middle coast of Maine. 1981 Apr (Lateral Line) Winstel, Al Natives in a Nature Center A native fish display in a Cincinnati, Ohio, county park. 1981 May-June (Lateral Line) News Item Snail Darters Versus Trout Conflicts between snail darter transplanting and trout fishing in the Hiwassee River, Tenn. Corcoran, G. C. Piscatorial Perplexities Water chemistry and foods needed to rear pipefish in aquaria. 1981 Sep-Oct (Lateral Line) Pittman, Ella You Can Spawn Your Native Fish Encouraging editorial on the need to spawn native fish and share information with other people. 1982 Spring Kenney, William R. Thermal Relationships in Native Aquarium Fish Effects of temperature on fish and how fish respond to temperature changes. Copes, Frederick (incorrectly attributed to R. R. Miller) The Longnosed Dace, Rhinichthys cataractae, in Wisconsin and Wyoming Waters Field observations of the habitat, feeding habits, food, reproduction and growth of the longnose dace. Perkins, E. Laurence Life on a Stream Bottom Types of invertebrate life in a stream. Gasser, Robert A. Native Aquarium Plants The plant water hedge, Peplis diandra, in aquaria. Soule, Norman A History of the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, Part II Uses of the Cold Spring Harbor (NY) Fish Hatchery since commercial operations were ended in 1979. 1982 Apr (Lateral Line) Eccleston, John Review of McClane's Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes of North America Eccleston, John The Eastern Mudminnow, Umbra pygmaea Description and behavior of the eastern mudminnow. 1982 May (Lateral Line) Sweet, Eric Spawning a Pickerel in an Aquarium? How a female chain pickerel grew, then laid unfertilized eggs in an aquarium. Gebhardt, Bruce The Mud Sunfish (Acantharchus pomotis) Recommendation of the mud sunfish for people interested in a pet-type species, and because of lack of knowledge. 1982 June (Lateral Line) Eccleston, John A Fish Photo Tank Construction and use of a fish photo tank. Gebhardt, Bruce Pine Barrens Drought Account of a collecting trip to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Gebhardt, Bruce Banded Sunfish (Enneacanthus obesus) Spawned: A Minireport Diary-type record of banded sunfish spawning. Schmidt, Robert E. Protected Darters of the Southeastern United States A list, by state, of protected darters of the southeast. 1982 Jul-Aug Eccleston, John Spawning the Eastern Mudminnow (Umbra pygmaea) Spawning the eastern mudminnow in aquaria. Isgro, Tom The Flagfish, Quick and Easy Short article on the ease of spawning flagfish. Goldstein, Bob The Lyre Goby (Evorthodus lyricus) Collecting and rearing the lyre goby. Kenney, William R. Rabida: The Mad Ones List and description of fishes in the madtom subgenus Rabida. Garcia, Nancy Natives Invade Detroit Native fishes on display at Detroit meeting of American Killifish Association. Baugh, Tom Native Fish: Thoughts of a Naturalist How to research, identify, collect, maintain, and ship native fish. 1982 Sept Baugh, Tom Recent Scientific Articles 1981 scientific journal articles on fishes. Kenney, William R. A Fish Community in a Thermal Discharge Species found downstream from thermal discharge of Western Mass. Electric Co., Connecticut R., W. Springfield, MA. Bockstael, Joanne The American Mini Aquarium rearing of the least killifish. Gebhardt, Bruce The Swamp Killie (Leptolucania ommata) Aquarium rearing of the swamp killifish. Gebhardt, Bruce National Aquarium Alive and Well in Washington Old National Aquarium in Commerce Department building in Washington continued despite federal fund cutoff. News Item News From the USFWS Endangered Species Program News about Cyprinodon nevadensis mionectes, Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis, Salmo [Oncorhynchus] gilae and Rhinichthys osculus thermalis. 1982 Oct Brown, Luther The Mottled Sculpin (Cottus bairdi) Range, habits, breeding and aquarium rearing of the mottled sculpin; reprinted from Delta Tale (Potomac Valley Aquarium Society). Baugh, Tom Technique for Photographing Small Fish Photographing small fish by using a modified aquarium; reprinted from The Progressive Fish-Culturist. Bergesen, C.A.E. Observations on Aquarium Maintenance of the Skilletfish, Gobiesox strumosus Rearing and breeding skilletfish in aquaria. Gebhardt, Bruce Through a Glass, Brightly Snorkeling as a technique for observing and collecting fish, especially in N.J. Pinelands. News Item News From the USFWS Endangered Species Program News about Notropis simus, Gambusia amistadensis, Ptychocheilus lucius, Gila cypha, Gila robusta and Gila elegans. Blanchard, Linn Color Variations in Wild Mollies Comments on 5 color variations of sailfin mollies in Louisiana. News item Keeping the Food Live Keeping tubifex worms alive by using newspaper. Baugh, Tom Recent Scientific Articles Recent articles in scientific journals about native fishes. Gebhardt, Bruce The Creek Chubsucker (Erimyzon oblongus): Belated Letter to the Editor Color variations, aquarium habits and care of the creek chubsucker. 1982 Nov Schmidt Robert E. Summary of Recent Scientific Articles on Darters Three scientific journal articles on darters are summarized. Borgia, Andrew P. Collecting in the South Account of a sampling trip through VA, SC, FL, and NC. Baugh, Tom Spawning Crenichthys nevadae Spawning the Railroad Valley springfish. News Item Notes from the USFWS Endangered Species Program News about Gila boraxobius and Speoplatyrhinus poulsoni. Magee, Donna Native Crayfish? Bah, Humbug! Keeping a large crayfish in an aquarium with fish. Goldstein, Robert J. Setting Up a Native Fish and Plant Collecting Trip Clothing, accessories, containers, aeration gear, photography, nets and organization of a collecting trip Blanchard, Linn Wild Sailfin Mollies (Poecilia latipinnis) Habitat and aquarium rearing of the sailfin molly. Jones, Derek Spawning the Fathead Minnow How English enthusiasts of North American species find specimens; spawning the fathead minnow in aquaria. 1982 Dec Kenney, William R. More on Madtoms Describes species of Noturus and subgenus Schilbeodes; special attention to how catfishes came to New England. Baugh, Tom Recent Scientific Literature Recent scientific journal articles about native fishes. Beaulieu, John J. The Rainbow Darter (Too Bad It's Canadian) Aquarium rearing of the rainbow darter; reprinted from Willowdale Aq. Soc., Ontario, which reprinted it from Canadian Fish Fanciers. News Item "Rosy Red" Fathead Minnows Aquaculturists in Arkansas have developed a strain of fathead minnows which are red. Blanchard, Linn Field Notes in the Sheepshead Minnow Collecting and keeping the sheepshead minnow in aquaria. 1983 Jan-Feb Thompson, Daniel Index to Native fish Articles Published in Popular Literature, 1946-1981 List of native-fish articles in major aquarium magazines 1983 Mar-Apr Eccleston, John Book Review: Handbook of Darters Blanchard, Linn A Word to the Wise Increased efforts to extract oil and gas threaten Louisiana wetlands; reprinted from the New Orleans Times-Picayune. McKeel, Herman Fundulus julisia Announcement that the Barren's topminnow has been described; reprinted from Bits and Pieces (Mid- South Aquarium Society). News Item News from the USFWS Endangered Species Program How to obtain recovery plans on various fish species. Schmidt, Robert E. Letter to the Editor Distinguishing Elassoma, Erimyzon and Fundulus species. Kenney, William R. Letter to the Editor Comments on use of keys and identification methods; distinguishing Elassoma, Erimyzon and Fundulus species. 1983 May Kenney, William R. An Aquascape for North American Stream-Dwellers How to set up a stream aquarium using natural objects. Finley, Lee An Introduction to Enneacanthus obesus (Girard), the Banded Sunfish Distribution, description, and aquarium rearing and breeding of the banded sunfish; adapted from Tidings, publication of the New England Fish Fanciers. News Item Freshwater Fish in Brine Short news item of a chain pickerel caught in the saltwater of Delaware Bay. Wolfe, Steven H. Letter to the Editor Effects of crowding on reproduction in aquaria; breeding, feeding and water quality. Kuhns, Carol L. Review of A Net Full of Natives: Some North American Fishes Eccleston, John Review of Freshwater Fishes of New York State News Item News from the USFWS Endangered Species Program News about Cottus pygmaeus and Ptychocheilus lucius. 1983 June Schmidt, Robert E. The Swamp Darter Range, habitat, foods and reproduction of the swamp darter. Gebhardt, Bruce NANFA in the Public Arena NANFA action regarding the Anadromous Fish Conservation and Protection Act (a bill in U.S. Congress), the purchase of Ash Meadows, and opposing a water project on Esopus Creek, NY. Eccleston, John Microscopy of Larval Fish The joys of observing eggs and fry with a microscope. Gebhardt, Bruce Confession: Enneacanthus obesus spawning was crossing of E. obesus male and E. gloriosus female Enneacanthus obesus and E. gloriosus crossing is confirmed. 1983 Jul-Aug Knelson, Dave Native Aquarium-Fish Species of Canada Lists 87 Canadian fish species suitable for aquarium rearing; includes names, provinces where each occurs and types of habitat. Bockstael, Joanne Spawning the Logperch, a Native Canadian Darter Rearing and breeding the logperch in aquaria. Bockstael, Joanne Canadian Laws on Import and Export of Ornamental Fishes Canadian fish importing and exporting laws and tips. 1983 Oct Finley, Lee Freshwater Catfishes of New England Five members of the genus Ictalurus and two of Noturus are described. Gebhardt, Bruce Along the Jersey Coast: Fresh, Soft, Acid, Hard, Alkaline and Brackish Account of a collecting trip to the New Jersey Pine Barrens and brackish water locations. Unarmored Threespine Stickleback Recovery Team. The Unarmored Threespine Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus): An Endangered Freshwater Fish Biology and plight of the unarmored threespine stickleback; reprinted from a government pamphlet. 1983 Nov Coskren, Dennis, Chuck and Shirley Hawks, and Fred and Betsy Robinson I Still Want a Lollipop Collecting darters along Tennessee's southern border; tips regarding darter collecting. Gebhardt, Bruce The Gettysburg Campaign Account of a collecting trip in south-central Pennsylvania. 1983 Dec Baugh, Tom Nevada Report Update on the purchase of Ash Springs. Gebhardt, Bruce Review of Vanishing Species of North America 1984 Jan Gebhardt, Bruce Whitesbog Account of a collecting trip to Whitesbog, N.J. Schmidt, Konrad Fish-Collecting Records on a Home Computer Using the personal computer to record collection data. O'Neill, Charlie Hogsuckers--Massachusetts Checks In Letter regarding ways to increase hogsucker survival in aquaria. Garcia, Nancy Hogsuckers--Illinois Checks In Letter regarding ways to increase hogsucker survival in aquaria. News Item News on Endangered Species--Catching You Up Notes on Ash Meadows speckled dace, Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish, cui-ui, blue pike, longjaw cisco, razorback sucker, greenback cutthroat trout, Ash Meadows history, Lahontan cutthroat trout, Chihuahua chub, and the Platte River. 1984 Feb Schmidt, Robert E. Books and Publications: Reviews and Notes Review of the books Fishes of Pennsylvania and the Northeastern United States, and Fishes of Wisconsin. Eccleston, John F. Review of The American Darters Schmidt, Konrad Night Collecting Benefits of collecting at night. News Item News on Endangered Species Notes on Borax Lake chub, Big Springs spinedace and smoky madtom. Kirschner, Cal Hogsucker--Michigan Letter regarding increasing the survival of hogsuckers in aquaria. 1984 Mar-Apr Brunson, Ken Little Fish of Kansas, Part I Brief description of Kansas fishes with special attention to habits and habitat of the orangethroat darter, Arkansas darter, red shiner, duskystripe shiner and slender madtom. News item Feed 'Em Early Notion that fry shouldn't be fed until they have absorbed their yolk sacs is dispelled by one aquarist. Schmidt, Robert E. More on Black-Spot Letter on life cycle and treatment of digenetic trematodes (flukes). News Item Texas-Size Exotics Introduction of hatchery-reared African Nile perch in a Texas lake to control Tilapia; includes letter from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 1984 May Schmidt, Konrad Specially Protected Fishes State and Provincial lists of endangered, threatened and special status fishes; totally re-written in July 1996. 1984 June Thomas, Robert The New Lacey Act Description of 1981 amendments to the Lacey Act, which deals with the commercial traffic of endangered species. Brunson, Ken Little Fish of Kansas, Part II Brief description of Kansas fishes with special attention to ecology of the plains killifish, blackstripe topminnow, mosquitofish, fathead minnow, stoneroller, southern redbelly dace and brook silversides; also keeping native Kansas fish in aquaria. Gebhardt, Bruce Review of The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Fishes, Whales and Dolphins Komadowski, Henry E. Review of Fisheries Techniques Bockstael, Joanne Spawning the Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rearing and breeding the pumpkinseed sunfish in aquaria. Argento, Steve Collecting Lists and Collecting Maps Value of locating or creating maps before collecting. 1984 July-Aug Eccleston, John The New England Aquarium Description of native fish exhibits at the New England Aquarium. Schmidt, Konrad Dipping for Darters Gear and techniques for collecting darters. Weber, Dick Bluefin Killifish Rearing and breeding the bluefin killifish in aquaria. Thompson, Daniel J. Index to Native Fish Articles Published in the Popular Literature: 1982 and 1983 Update1982 & 1983 update, with errata, to 1946-1981 Index, and indexing of American Killifish Association Literature, 1962-1970; supplement to index in Jan-Feb 1983 AC. Clark Hubbs Letter to the Editor Letter regarding the stocking of Nile perch in Texas lakes. 1984 Sept Brunson, Ken Frustrations of Photographing Southern Redbellied Dace Problems and tips with photographing the southern redbelly dace. Constantinescu, Vladimir Comparative Breeding Patterns in the Genus Phoxinus Comparison of breeding behavior and color of five Phoxinus species. Martin, Arch C. Field Notes on Pupfish Habitats in Death Valley, Ash Meadows and Southern Amargosa Basin Observations of pupfish springs, refugia construction, water quality and pupfish activity. Stober, Richard Okefenokee Revisited Collecting in and around the Okefenokee Swamp. Gebhardt, Bruce The Commuting Collector (or The Collecting Commuter) Collecting by bus in Philadelphia streams. 1984 Oct Fulton, Tom For the Love of Gar! General gar biology and habitat; rearing gar in aquaria. Kilgroe, Virgil Fred Bibliography: Some Native Fish Articles in Ichthyological Literature, 1979-Present List of scientific journal articles on native fishes. Excerpt A List of Fishes from Central Montana A list of fish species; excerpted from Fishes of the Lewiston, Montana, BLM District. Baugh, Thomas M. Letter to the Editor Effects of predation and competition on populations of Hiko White River springfish, and some actions being taken. Thomas, Robert Letters to the Editor - Lacey Act Author of article on the Lacey Act (June 1984) rebuts comments made by American Currents editor at the end of the original article. Fairfield, Hal A Report on Collecting Fish Near Rockport, Texas March 1-9, 1984 Account of a collecting trip in Texas. Gebhardt, Bruce Dismal Trip Account of a collecting trip in the Dismal Swamp, VA/NC. 1984 Nov Schmidt, Konrad Rare Fish in Minnesota List of endangered, threatened and special concern species in Minnesota; recommended additions. McLarney, Bill Review of Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide and Ponds for Water Supply and Recreation Mang, Peter J. Who's Afraid of Spiders?: Collecting in the Niagara River Account of a collecting trip on the Niagara River. Goldstein, Bob Report on a Collection of Fishes from Franklin Co., N.C. Account of a North Carolina collecting trip. Knoblock, Walter Gambusia affinis Rearing and breeding the mosquitofish in aquaria; adapted from There Won't Be Any Mosquitos in My Basement this Summer, in Pisces Press. 1984 Dec Schmidt, Konrad Glassworms: A Native Food for Native Fish Collecting, storing and using glassworms as fish food. Martin, Arch C. Field Notes on Pupfish Habitats in Death Valley, Ash Meadows and Southern Amargosa Basin, 5/31-6/4/83, Part I Further observations of pupfish springs, refugia construction, water quality and pupfish activity. Book Review Review of Vertebrate Wildlife of Alabama Simon, Thomas P. Fishes of the Mukwonago River, Wisconsin Account of a collecting trip in southeastern Wisconsin. 1985 Jan Fairfield, Hal San Lorenzo River Report Account of collecting threespine sticklebacks in the San Lorenzo River, California. Schmidt, Robert E. The Hudson River Larval Fish Project Efforts to catalogue huge collection of larval fish in the American Museum of Natural History. Shute, John R. Tips on Collection and Handling of Silversides The collecting and transporting of silversides; aquarium rearing and feeding. Slotterback, Sue Ann Care and Keeping of Silversides Water quality and gentle handling necessary for silversides (species not mentioned). Hall, David B. Collecting and Keeping the Brook Silversides Collecting, safe handling and aquarium rearing of the brook silversides. Gebhardt, Bruce Meshoppen Trip Account of a collecting trip to the Meshoppen River, PA. 1985 Feb Brill, John Collecting and Spawning the Least Book Lamprey Collecting and breeding the least brook lamprey. Schmidt, Konrad Revisions to Specially Protected Fishes Revisions to May 1994 List of Threatened, Endangered and Special Concern Species; totally re-written in July 1996. Stober, Dick Spawning the Brook Silversides Brief mention in letter to the editor regarding the spawning of the brook silversides. Warny, Peter R. Collecting with a Minnow Trap--"No Fuss, No Muss" Advantages, techniques and regulations regarding collecting with minnow traps. 1985 May Schmidt, Konrad Snorkeling for Natives The fun and benefits of snorkeling for native fishes. McLarney, Bill Fish-Watching in the Little Tennessee River Observations of fishes in the Little Tennessee River, NC, including an entertaining, detailed account of river chub nest building and spawning. 1985 June Armes, Hal E. Southern Natives in a Community Tank Recommendations for an assortment of species in a native community tank. Hall, David L. Fishes that Crossbreed in Missouri Known crossbreeding Missouri fishes. Schmidt, Konrad Photographing Fish Equipment, tips and problems of photographing fish with a photo tank. Schmidt, Robert E. Review of Fishes of Ontario Gebhardt, Bruce Review of Fishes of Kentucky Scalet, Charles G., and Timothy Modde The Redear Sunfish Natural foods and spawning behavior of the redear sunfish. Harris, Mary Raising White Worms Culturing and feeding white worms. 1985 Jul-Aug Hall, David L. Collecting in Missouri--Part I, The Osage System Account of collecting in Missouri's Osage River. Faustmann, Harry W. Have You Ever Tried Grindal Worms? Culturing grindal worms for fish food; reprinted from Pisces Press. Williams, John Ben Going Collecting on Horseback Riding a horse to scout collecting locations. Williams, John Ben Observing the Blackspot Shiner (Notropis atrocaudalis) in a 29-Gallon Aquarium Feeding the blackspot shiner in aquaria; comments on its gentle nature in a community tank. Cochran, Phillip A. Notes on the Tadpole Madtom in Minnesota and Wisconsin Tadpole madtom collecting records from author and others. 1985 Sept Ribitzki, Paul Return to Keck's Creek, Arkansas Account of a collecting trip in Arkansas. Gebhardt, Bruce Three Tributaries of the Northwestern Chesapeake Account of collecting trips in NW Chesapeake Bay. Excerpt List of Fishes From the Upper Allegheny River in New York and Pennsylvania Taken from Fish of the Kinzua Dam and Allegheny Reservoir. Schmidt, Robert E. Endangered and Threatened Fishes in Maryland Taken from Threatened and Endangered Fishes of Maryland. Kilgroe, Fred Bibliography: Some Native-Fish Articles in Ichthyological Literature, 1979-Present Recent articles in scientific journals about native fishes. Hunt, Vernon B. The Creek Chub Rearing the creek chub in aquaria; notes on their spawning in nature. 1985 Oct Seal, A. P. Breeding Habits of the Tessellated, Rainbow and Swamp Darter Aquarium breeding of the tessellated, rainbow and swamp darters; reprinted from Forest and Stream (1890). Thomas, Robert An Aquarium Spawning of Rainbow Darters Rearing and breeding the rainbow darter in aquaria. Hall, David L. Exciting Changes at the Missouri State Fair Native fish display at the Missouri State Fair. Schmidt, Konrad Snorkeling in the Ocala National Forest of Northern Florida Snorkeling in Florida springs. Williams, John Ben Collecting in East Texas Account of a collecting trip in Texas. 1985 Nov Simon, Thomas P. A Checklist of Conasauga River Fishes, Tennessee Results of a collecting trip in the Conasauga River, TN. Schmidt, Robert E. Letter to the Editor Advice on how to prevent the cutlips minnow from eating eyes of other fish. Hunt, Vernon B. The Blacknose Dace (Rhinichthys atratulus) Spawning the blacknose dace in aquaria. Hubbs, Clark Darter Hybrids for Home Aquaria Discussion of darter hybridization and results of experimental crosses. 1985 Dec Fairfield, Hal Breeding Fundulus heteroclitus Rearing and breeding the mummichog in aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad Carp Eggs: An "Exotic" Fish Food Carp eggs as fish food . Lucas, Michael Mud Creek in Upstate New York Account of a collecting trip in New York; includes observations of greenside darter spawning. Ragland, Craig Review of Inland Fishes of Washington Baugh, Thomas Desert Fishes Council Meeting Summary of the 1998 Desert Fishes Council Meeting, including a list of papers presented. McDonnell, Bob The Natives are Making Me Restless How a tropical fish hobbyist became interested in natives. 1986 Jan Mang, Peter J. Collecting in the Allegheny River System in Northwestern Pennsylvania Tips on collecting in the Allegheny River, PA; fish to expect. Estes, William Collecting French Creek in Northwestern Pennsylvania Account of a collecting trip in French Creek, PA. Gebhardt, Bruce Flat Land, Fast Water Swiftly moving waters on the Coastal Plain often yield large specimens; examples from New Jersey Pinelands. Klym, Mark More Non-Natives Proposed By State Fisheries Experts! . Editorial on possible problems with introducing artificially large fishes Sternburg, James G. Spawning the Blackbanded Sunfish Rearing and breeding the blackbanded sunfish in aquaria. Klym, Mark Some Ontario Cyprinids Descriptions of some Ontario minnows. 1986 Feb Castro, Alfred D. The Tule Perch From Central California--A Livebearer Systematics, habitat, breeding and aquarium rearing of the tule perch; adapted from "A Local Livebearing Fish" in Golden Gate Aquarist. Williams, John Ben NANFA in the Schools Account of a presentation on natives to a junior high school class. USFWS List of Threatened and Endangered North American Fishes List of federally threatened and endangered fishes. 1986 Mar-Apr Wilson, Mike Colorado's Two Native Killifish--Fundulus zebrinus kansae and Fundulus sciadicus Natural habitat and aquarium rearing of the plains killifish and plains topminnow; adapted from "Sortin' the Peat" in Colorado Aquarist. Kray, Edd Collecting Fundulus in Colorado How to collect the plains killifish and plains topminnow. Ballard, Bill Catching Marine Fish While Snorkeling Methods of collecting while snorkeling. Gebhardt, Bruce Notropis [Lythrurus] ardens Description of the rosefin shiner; how its common name is misleading. 1986 May McLarney, Bill Letter to the Editor The need for NANFA members to display a conservation conscience different than that of other hobbyist/collector organizations. Lucas, Michael J. Letter to the Editor Recommendation against the plains topminnow as a community tank resident. Gebhardt, Bruce Renting a Car for Collecting Tips on car rentals. 1986 June Hunt, Vernon B. What About the Other Mudminnow? The European Dogfish (Umbra krameri) Rearing the European mudminnow in aquaria. Williams, John Ben Minnow Traps: A Native-Fish Collector's Best Friend Tips on using a minnow trap and a table of fishes collected. Hall, David L. Native Fish Philately U.S. postage stamps featuring fish are released. Komadowski, Henry E. Book Review Review of An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America and Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States. Hall, David L. Fish-Watching in Yellowstone Park Observing Yellowstone Park fish. Schmidt, Konrad Backyard Ponds The joys of an artificial pond. Shrom, Michael J. Tesselated Darter Observations Observation of tessellated darters spawning in aquaria. 1986 July-Aug Przybysz, Roger Elassoma evergladei Rearing and breeding the Everglades pygmy sunfish; adapted from SWAM (from the SW Michigan Society). Seal, W. P. Mesogonistius chaetodon: An Account of Its Breeding and Other Habits Rearing and breeding the blackbanded sunfish in aquaria; reprinted from Aquarium News and Notes (Aquarium Society of Philadelphia, 1914). Langhammer, James K. Some Goodeid Species for the Home Aquarium Descriptions of goodeid species and their suitabilities as aquarium species; reprinted from “Lost Treasures of the Aztecs” from Tropic Tank Talk (Greater Detroit Aquarium Society). 1986 Sept Schmidt, Konrad Creating a Stream Aquarium Use of submerged powerheads to reproduce stream flow conditions. Schmidt, Robert E. An Essay on the Value of Collecting (or How to Tell if Your Collecting Trip Was More Than Just Fun) How collecting fish can add to known species distributions. McDonnell, Bob Fundulus cingulatus Rearing and breeding the banded topminnow in aquaria. Komadowski, Henry E. Book Reviews Reviews of The Restoration of Rivers and Streams and Fish Remains in Archaeology and Paleo-Environmental Studies. Schmidt, Konrad Book Review Review of Fishes of the Minnesota Region. Lucas, Michael J. Missouri Madness Account of a collecting trip in Missouri. 1986 Oct Hall, David L. Bleeding and Duskystripe Shiners (Notropis zonatus and N. pilsbryi) Rearing the bleeding and duskystripe shiners in aquaria; how to distinguish the two species from one another Stober, Dick By the Bluenose Obsessed Collecting and rearing the bluenose shiner in aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad The Bait Store Collector Exploring bait shops for fish. News item Clues From the Killifish Uses of the mummichog in medical research Schmidt, Konrad Book Reviews Reviews of Colorado's Little Fish, Game Fish of Colorado and Fishes of Oklahoma. Sternburg, James G. Aquarium Rearing and Spawning of the Southern Redbelly Dace Rearing and breeding the southern redbelly dace in aquaria. 1986 Nov Hall, David L. …But No Redfins Account of a collecting trip in SW Missouri and NW Arkansas. Estes, William N. and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 1 Description of the Susquehanna River; collecting the eastern brook lamprey. Slotterback, Sue Ann Book Review Review of Peterson's Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes of North America. Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of Inland The Fishes of New York State. Schmidt, Konrad Minnesota Collecting Maps Types of maps and how to obtain them. 1986 Dec Fowler, Henry W. Notes on the Spawning Habits of Three Lamprey Species Field observations of sea lamprey, least brook lamprey and American brook lamprey spawnings; adapted from Notes on the Spawning Habits of Our Lampreys (1917). Argento, Stephen Notes on Keeping Color in Darters How to keep darters healthy and colorful through proper capture, transport, acclimation, feeding and aquarium maintenance. Gebhardt, Bruce Photographing the Inland Fishes of Washington Techniques used by authors of Inland Fishes of Washington to achieve lifelike appearance and color. Komadowski, Henry E. Book Review Review of The Freshwater Molluscs of Canada. Goddard, Kathryn Aquarium Spawning of the Northern Redbelly Dace and Finescale Dace With Hybrids of These Species Aquarium rearing and breeding of Phoxinus hybrids with parent species. 1987 Jan Hall, David L. Roaches! Rearing the California roach in aquaria. McDonnell, Bob The Diamond Killifish (Adinia xenica) Rearing and breeding the diamond killifish in aquaria. Lucas, Michael Ice-Water Sunnies Collecting nearly-frozen pumpkinseed sunfish in a New York lake. Harper, Rodney Observations on Spawning of Banded Pygmy Sunfish Breeding of the banded pygmy sunfish in aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad More on Minnesota Collecting Maps Additional information on Minnesota collecting maps (cont. from Nov 1986). 1987 Feb Gebhardt, Bruce The Blue Shiner in Alabama Description of the blue shiner, its distribution and population status. Katula, Ray Northern Redbelly Dace in Wisconsin Rearing and breeding the northern redbelly dace in aquaria. Ballard, Bill Fundulus confluentus Rearing of the marsh killifish in aquaria; field observations and habitat. Komadowski, Henry E. Book Review Review of Rare, Endangered and Extinct Fishes in Canada. Schmidt, Konrad Return to the Ocala National Forest Observations and snorkeling in Florida springs. 1987 Mar-Apr Hall, David L. Book Review Review of Inland Fishes of California. Komadowski, Henry E. Book Reviews Reviews of Current References in Fish Research and A Bibliography of the Sticklebacks. Estes, William M. and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 2 Rearing the stoneroller and rosyside dace in aquaria; habits and habitats. Ballard, Bill Habitats of Some Killifishes of Southern Alabama and Vicinity List of Alabama killifish and brief summaries of their habitats. Wortman, Michael Texas Collecting Rules Summary of Texas fishing and collecting laws. 1987 May Schmidt, Konrad Endangered, Threatened, and Special Status Fishes of North America Special issue: lists of special status fishes, by state and province. 1987 June-Sept Burtson, Valerie An Unexpected Spawning of Speckled Dace Aquarium water conditions at the time of speckled dace spawning. Harper, Rodney Spawning of Fundulus chrysotus Breeding the golden topminnow in aquaria. Stober, Richard C. Fringe Benefits Other pursuits prized to be found while collecting fish. Carpenter, Doug Two Economical Food Sources Culturing black-fly larvae and mealworms as fish food. Harper, Rodney You Know You're Hooked on Natives When… Humorous descriptions of a native fish lover. Katula, Ray Spawning of the Pirate Perch Recollected Rearing and breeding the pirate perch in aquaria; recollections of a semi-successful experience as a 13-year-old. Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of Wyoming Fishes. 1987 Oct-Dec Komadowski, Henry E. Book Review Review of Thompson's Guide to Freshwater Fishes. Hall, David L. Maps and More For Missouri Collecting Missouri map sources. Estes, William M. and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 3 Rearing the carp, cutlips minnow and river chub in aquaria; habits and habitats. Katula, Ray Crossbreeding of River Darter and Blackside Darter (Percina shumardi and P. maculata) Aquarium rearing and breeding male blackside darters with a female river darter Weber, Scott The Sheepshead Minnow Aquarium rearing and breeding the sheepshead minnow; reprinted from Delta Tales (Potomac Valley Aquarium Society). Ballard, Bill The Adventures of Three Fish Collectors in Northwest Florida and South Alabama Account of a Florida-Alabama collecting trip. Pittman, Ella Spawning Gila orcutti Rearing and breeding the Arroyo chub in aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad Endangered, Threatened, and Special-Status Fishes of North America, Suppl #1 KY, Mass, Tenn and Texas supplements to the Oct-Dec 1987 document. 1988 Jan Ballard,William Fundulus similis Description, habit, and aquarium rearing of the longnose killifish. Schmidt, Robert E. Search for a Rare Hudson River Fish Account of a collecting trip to the Hudson River in search of the warmouth. Garcia, Nancy Ceriodaphnia--A Newly Discovered Live Food Culturing Ceriodaphnia as a fish food; advantages over Daphnia. Estes, William M. and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 3 Rearing the river chub and golden shiner in aquaria; habits and habitats. Schmidt, Konrad Book Review Review of Iowa Fish and Fishing. Schlesser, David Book Review Review of The Biology of the Perch and Related Fish. McLarney, William O. Book Review Review of Native Trout of North America. 1988 Feb Ulstein, Martin Touchet River Expedition in Southeastern Washington State Account of a collecting trip in SE Washington. Harper, Rodney Spawning the Sharptail Goby (Gobionellus hastatus) Rearing and breeding the sharptail goby in aquaria. Nichols, Barry Book Review Review of A Distributional Atlas of Kentucky Fishes. Lucas, Michael J. Boyd Creek, Upstate New York Collecting in Boyd Creek, NY; breeding the green sunfish in aquaria. 1988 Mar-June Katula, Ray The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly Sculpin Habitats and aquarium rearing of four sculpin species. Turner, Bruce J. The Mystery of the Golden Pupfish Collecting a golden-colored Salt Creek pupfish variant and the subsequent failure to find it again. Wagner, Brian K. Craig Creek, Virginia Account of a collecting trip in Virginia. Estes, William and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 4 Rearing the comely, satinfin, spotfin, common, swallowtail and spottail shiners in aquaria; habits and habitats. Schmidt, Konrad Float Trip Collecting Collecting by boat. Schmidt, Konrad Endangered, Threatened, and Special Status Fishes of North America, Suppl #3 Illinois supplement to the Oct-Dec 1987 document. Schmidt, Konrad Book Reviews Reviews of Freshwater Fishes of Mississippi, Fishes of Idaho, and South Dakota Sportsmen's Atlas. Montgomery, Robert Salt as Tranquilizer for Transporting Fish The use of salt to calm fish during transport; summarized from Southern Outdoors. Gebhardt, Bruce Probable Spawning of Bantam Sunfish (Lepomis symmetricus) Bantam sunfish spawning behavior in aquaria. Harper, Rodney Breeding Lucania goodei: Guaranteed Tips on breeding bluefin killifish in aquaria. 1988 July-Oct Berry, Anthony C. Easy Collection of Mealworms A tip for removing mealworms from their culture medium, Carpenter, Doug "New Frontiers"--A Year of Collecting in Kentucky Accounts of collecting trips in Kentucky. Katula, Ray Breeding of Finescale Saddle Darter (Etheostoma osburni) and Stippled Darter (E. punctulatum) Brief observations on spawning of finescale saddle darter and stippled darter. Katula, Ray Orangefin Darter Spawning the orangefin darter in aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad Endangered, Threatened, and Special-Status Fishes of North America Suppl #4 Wisconsin supplement to the Oct-Dec 1987 document. Schmidt, Konrad The Phenology of Colonial Creek Seasonal patterns of species abundance in a Minnesota stream. Gebhardt, Bruce European Fish Introduced to Great Lakes Via Ship Ballast How ship ballast serves to transfer unwanted species. Schmidt, Konrad Book Reviews Reviews of The Fishes of Illinois and Freshwater Game Fish of North America. News item Underwater Grapefruit Using grapefruit plants in aquaria. Gebhardt, Bruce Why the Fountain Darter Stayed Endangered Comments on a research-related mortality of the fountain darter. 1988 Nov-Jan 1989 Wicksten, Mary K. Blennies: Easy-To-Keep Marine Fishes Rearing blennies in aquaria. Ulstein, Martin and Del Blackburn Schooling Behavior of the Chiselmouth (Acrocheilus alutaceus) The gregarious and schooling behaviors of the chiselmouth are discussed. Schmidt, Konrad Rediscovering Plains Topminnows in Minnesota Plains topminnows appear at collecting locality after 14 year absence. McCready, Alan M. Desert Fishes Council Summary of history and 1998 meeting of the Desert Fishes Council; symposium papers are summarized. Wenzel, Todd How Good is Your Air Pump Results of aquarium pump tests; adapted from Carolina Aquarist. Estes, William M. and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 5 Rearing the rosyface shiner, bluntnose minnow and fathead minnow; habits and habitats. Lucas, Michael J. Grand Island, Grand Time Account of a collecting trip in New York. Gebhardt, Bruce Mint Chocolate Chip Darters? Collecting blenny darters in Tennessee. Schmidt, Konrad Mail Order Collecting Gear Types of collecting gear that can be ordered from mail-order companies. Williams, Jessica Crayfish For the Native-Fish Aquarium Recommendation to place crayfish in native fish aquaria. 1989 Feb Schmidt, Konrad; Gebhardt, Bruce; and Arbour, David Book Review Three reviews of Fishes of Arkansas. Johnston, Carol E. Nest-Building Minnows Behaviors of nest-building minnows; adapted from Male Minnows Build Spawning Nests (Illinois Natural History Report). Borgia, Andrew Salt Ponds of Key West, Florida Fish found in the salt ponds of Key West Airport. Gebhardt, Bruce Footwear for Collectors Advice on collecting shoes. Schmidt, Konrad Perhaps You Should Seek Professional Help Advice to seek the help of fisheries professionals. Beck, Charles Aquarium Hobby Moments in History Significant historical aquarium-related events; adapted from Mid-South Aquarium Society newsletter. 1990 Sept-Nov Gebhardt, Bruce Book Reviews Reviews of Atlas of the Fishes of the Upper Tombigbee River Drainage Alabama-Mississippi; Fishes of the Cahaba River System in Alabama; and Minnows: Seining and Trapping. Katula, Ray Killifish in Oregon? First record of the banded killifish in Oregon. Cochran, P.A. and J.D. Lyons Spawning by Three Cavity-Nesting Fishes in a Culvert Observations of fantail darter, johnny darter and mottled sculpin spawning in a stream culvert; discussion on culvert benefits to fishes. Katula, Ray Notes on Spawning of the Johnny Darter Rearing and breeding the johnny darter in aquaria. Lake, Tom Fishes of the Hudson River List of the fishes of the Hudson River, NY; summary of a version which appeared in Novitates (American Museum of Natural History). Schmidt, Konrad Minnesota's Fish Fauna Expands By Seven Discoveries of seven new fishes in Minnesota's waters. Gebhardt, Bruce Snappers of North America--The Fishes, Not the Turtles Summary of snapper species found in North American waters. Dec 1990-Feb 1991 Schmidt, Konrad Collecting in the Twilight Zone Observations while collecting at night. Burtson, Valerie F. Treatment for Parasites (Flukes Specifically) Treating skin flukes with formalin. Katula, Ray Spawning of the Reticulate Sculpin Rearing and breeding the reticulate sculpin in aquaria; habitats. Arbour, David Fish-Watching at Hunter's Spring Snorkling in Hunter's Spring, FL. Estes, William M. and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 7 Rearing the blacknose dace, longnose dace, creek chub, and fallfish in aquaria; habits and habitats. Schmidt, Konrad Book Reviews Reviews of Fishing for Buffalo; and Minnows: Seining and Trapping. Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of Snappers of the World. Richardson, Nancy Shortnosed Gar: Albino and Spawning Brief observation of and albino shortnose gar, and of shortnose gar spawning in the wild; summarized from publication of the Willowdale (Ontario) Aquarium Society. Burtson, Valerie F. Southern Redbelly Dace (Phoxinus erythrogaster) Spawned Brief account of southern redbelly dace spawning in aquaria on an artificial nest of pebbles. 1991 Spring Gebhardt, Bruce Basic Books on Native Fish Summary of basic books for native fish study. Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of Freshwater Fishes. Schmidt, Konrad Book Review Review of Freshwater Fishes of Southern Florida. Katula, Ray Spawning the Pirate Perch, One More Time Rearing and breeding the pirate perch in aquaria. Gebhardt, Bruce Elephants' Graveyard Appearances of spawning common shiners in the wild; the presence of a horn-like ring around each eye; color transformations. Lucas, Michael J. Spawning Spotfins Rearing and breeding the spotfin shiner in aquaria. Summer Katula, Ray Observations of Spawning Methods of the Creole Darter and the Finescale Saddled Darter (Etheostoma collettei and Etheostoma osburni) Observations of creole darter and finescale saddled darter spawnings. Borgia, Andrew P. The Preserved Reference Collection How to preserve fish. Schmidt, Konrad Killer Kick Nets Construction and use of dip nets. Gebhardt, Bruce Rudd Menace Concerns over rudd introduction to U.S. waters; actions and responses from various states. Wheeler, Timothy B. Maryland Darter May Have Vanished Reprint of Baltimore Sun newspaper story on the Maryland darter. Gebhardt, Bruce The Great Jersey Gambusia Wars Mosquitofish introductions are discussed; includes three Philadelphia Inquirer articles. Schmidt, Konrad Book Reviews Review of Common and Scientific Names of Fishes From the United States and Canada; Fishes of Montana; Freshwater Fishes of Louisiana; and Fishes of Utah. Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of A List of the Fishes of Canada. 1991 Fall Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of the book Freshwater Fishes of Japan. Schmidt, Konrad Why Do I Collect? Personal feelings on collecting. Middleton, Joe Greetings From an Olympic Swamp Account of a search for the Olympic mudminnow in Washington. Sorensen, Matthew D. Spawning of the Green Sunfish, Lepomis cyanella Rearing and spawning the green sunfish in aquaria. Estes, William M. and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 8--the Suckers Rearing the quillback sucker, white sucker and northern hog sucker in aquaria; habits and habitats. Sternburg, James G. Aquarium Spawning of the Mountain Redbelly Dace Rearing and breeding the mountain redbelly dace in aquaria. Wagner, Brian Book Review Review of Phylogenetic Studies of North American Minnows, with Emphasis on the Genus Cyprinella. 1991-1992 Winter Wagner, Brian K. Book Review Review of Fishes of the Central United States. Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of Freshwater Fishes of North Carolina. Gebhardt, Bruce Recollecting Collecting in South Jersey's Pinelands (Not Your Model Collecting Account) Account of a collecting trip in New Jersey. Arbour, David Breeding Behavior of the Flagfish (Jordanella floridae) Breeding the flagfish in aquaria. Sorensen, Matthew A Spawning of the Orangespotted Sunfish (Lepomis humilis) Rearing and breeding the orangespotted sunfish in aquaria. Arbour, David Maintaining the River Carpsucker (Carpoides carpio) in the Aquarium Rearing and feeding preferences of the river carpsucker. Schmidt, Konrad Lake Superior's "Inferior" Fishes Descriptions and habitats of three Lake Superior deep-water fishes: pygmy whitefish, spoonhead sculpin, and deepwater sculpin. Schmidt, Robert E. Book Review Review of Pond and Brook: a Guide to Nature in Freshwater Environments. 1992 Spring Schmidt, Konrad Book Review Review of Fishes of Okefenokee Swamp. Quinn, John R. Book Review Review of Delaware's Freshwater and Brackish Water Fishes. Gebhardt, Bruce Virginia Adopts Dirty List Summary of Virginia's fish collecting regulations on what fish are permissible to keep. Corcoran, Gerald C. Introduction to Native Fishes and NANFA Summary of how to conserve, collect, transport, and rear native fishes. Katula, Ray The Northwestern Percopsis, the Sand Roller Rearing and breeding the sandroller in aquaria. 1992 Summer Parker, John A "Fish Walk"? A fish-walk is conducted, and patterned after bird-walks. Gebhardt, Bruce Fiery and Fireproof: Spawning of Common Shiners, Luxilus cornutus Field observations of common shiner spawning. Schmidt, Konrad The One-Person Seine Use and design of a one-person seine. Aguilera, Carlos The Live Fish Collection at the Aquarium of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico List of Mexican native fishes in display at the Museum of Natural History, Universidad de Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Pell, Joe You're in the Mainstream Joys and benefits of collecting and keeping native fishes. 1992 Fall Quinn, John Book Review Review of Fishes of the Sea: The North Atlantic and Mediterranean. Arbour, David Three Springs in Central Florida Observations of fish in Florida springs. Sarslow, Doris Three Darters Found in Minnesota Rivers Descriptions, habits, and habitats of the western sand darter, slenderhead darter, and rainbow darter; adapted from The Aqua News (Minnesota Aquarium Society). 1992-1993 Winter Komadowski, Henry E. Book Review Review of Fishes of Alberta. Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of A Field Guide to the Pine Barrens of New Jersey: Its Flora, Fauna, Ecology and Historic Sites. Harper, Rodney W. Behavior of Fundulus chrysotus and Fundulus olivaceous in a Captive Environment Rearing and spawning the golden topminnow and blackspotted topminnow in aquaria; social behavior is noted. Sternburg, James G. Spawning of Southern and Northern Redbelly Dace Compared Spawning the southern redbelly dace and northern redbelly dace in aquaria. Katula, Ray Spawning-Rocks for Cyprinids Creating pebble piles for spawning; pros and cons. Schmidt, Konrad Endangered, Threatened, and Special-Status Fishes of North America, Supplements to the 3rd Edition Missouri and Tenn supplements to the Mar-May 1990 document. Estes, William M. Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 9 Rearing the white catfish, yellow bullhead, channel catfish, and margined madtom in aquaria; habits and habitats. 1993 Spring Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of Native Fishes of Arid Lands: A Dwindling Resource of the Desert Southwest. Newman, Larry Book Review Review of Fishes of the Great Basin: A Natural History. Katula, Bruce Spawning a “Winged Minnow”--the Broadstripe Shiner Rearing and breeding the broadstripe shiner in aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad Putting Back the Pieces Efforts at reintroduction of fish populations to their former habitat in the Knife River, Minn. Beja, Ken Pine Barrens--Double Trouble Account of a collecting trip to the Pine Barrens. Sears, William A. A Trip to the Creeks of the San Ramon Valley, California Account of a collecting trip in California. Wojtowicz, Jon Spawning Behavior of the Central Stoneroller (Campostoma anomalum) Rearing and spawning of the central stoneroller in aquaria. 1993 Summer Rosenquist, Mark Laboratory Bluegill Culture Rearing and spawning bluegills in aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad Minnesota River Fish Tales Descriptions of fishes found in the Minnesota River, MN. Florez, Michael Desert Trip Summary of a fish observation trip to Death Valley; natural history of area is discussed. Newman, Larry The Most Endangered Fish in Nevada: The White River Spinedace Summary of the habitat and plight of the White River spinedace. Schmidt, Konrad Endangered, Threatened, and Special-Status Fishes of North America, Supplements to the 3rd Edition Virginia supplement to the Mar-May 1990 document. Estes, William M. and Bruce Gebhardt Fishes of the Lower Susquehanna (and Tributaries of the Northern Chesapeake), Part 10 Rearing the banded killifish and mummichog in aquaria; habits and habitats. 1993 Fall Schmidt, Konrad Fish Videos Camcorders: gear and uses. Carpenter, Doug Powerhead Toms Affinity of mountain madtoms for a powerhead. McKendrick, Pete Breeding the Tessellated Darter Rearing and spawning the tessellated darter in aquaria. Gebhardt, Bruce Trading Daces--The Strategy of Native-Fish Trading Methods and ethics of trading fishes with NANFA members. Wheeler, Timothy B. New Fish is Discovered in Maryland Sculpin from Potomac drainage previously mistaken for the slimy sculpin is identified as new species; reprinted from Baltimore Sun. Katula, Ray Eulogy for the San Joaquin River How land and water-use practices, and introduced species, have caused the decline in fish numbers in the Jan Joaquin River system; descriptions of extinct and threatened fishes. Dumas, Daniel P. The Maine State Aquarist Society's Native Species Awareness Project Description of project to facilitate hobbyist collecting of non-game fish in Maine. Gebhardt, Bruce Letter to the Editor Letter from New Jersey Dept of Environmental Protection and Energy regarding NANFA concerns over the rudd in New Jersey waters. 1993-1994 Winter Katula, Ray Letter to Minnesota DNR Letter to Minnesota DNR regarding proposed changes to official fish listings. Batzer, Fred Reflections on the June 12, 1993 NANFA Convention Comments on the 1993 NANFA Annual Convention in Urbana, IL. Granier, B. G. Deep South, Deep-Freeze Killies Account of a collecting trip on the Louisiana coast; includes a description of the distinguishing characteristics of the saltmarsh topminnow. Schmidt, Konrad Mother Nature Didn't Get it Right the First Time How a Minnesota dam destroyed high quality habitat and fish populations. 1994 Spring Carter, Brian Book Review Review of Fish: An Enthusiast's Guide. Schmidt, Konrad Book Reviews Review of Conservation of Hawaiian Freshwater Fishes and Status Report on the Blue Sucker (Cycleptus elongatus). Pitcairn, John G. Big Fruit Flies Fruit fly culture medium recipe. Carillio, Robert The Making of a 125-Gallon Native-Fish Aquarium Display Design, creation and fishes in a native fish aquarium in a restaurant in Cleveland, OH. Rollo, Peter Successfully Spawning and Raising the Green Sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) Rearing and spawning the green sunfish in aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad The Mystery Cave Expeditions Account of collecting trips to a Minnesota cave. 1994 Summer Schmidt, Robert E. Book Review Review of The Physiology of Fishes. Schmidt, Konrad Book Review Review of Distribution and Relative Abundance of Fishes in Wisconsin. Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of The Fishes of Tennessee. Logan, Daniel J. A Checklist of the Fishes of Benton County, Oregon List of fishes in Benton County, OR. Granier, B. G. Crimson Tide, Neon Lights: Notropis chrosomus An account of collecting the rainbow shiner in Alabama. Hanyok, Joe Breeding the Tessellated Darter Rearing and breeding the tessellated darter in aquaria. Sears, Will The Sacramento Perch (Archoplites interruptus)--California's Only Native Centrarchid Biology of the Sacramento perch and reasons for its decline. Yanik, Joe Lake Lily, Cape May County, New Jersey Description of the changes that a lake in New Jersey underwent; speculation on the causes. Gebhardt, Bruce Intentional Introductions Policy Review Report (Aquatic Nuisance Species)--Executive Report The USFWS report on the release of aquatic nuisance species is presented; comments from NANFA members on the language with collecting ramifications is requested. 1994 Fall Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of the book Freshwater Fishes of Virginia. Logan, Daniel J. What in the World is a Pirapatinga? Pacu description and a list of Oregon collections of pacu. Katula, Ray Golden Shiners (Notemigonus crysoleucas) Utilizing Bowfin (Amia calva) Nest as Spawning Site Field observation of golden shiners spawning on a bowfin nest. Rollo, Peter R. Successfully Spawning and Raising the Blackbanded Sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon) Rearing and spawning the blackbanded sunfish in aquaria. 1994-1995 Winter Gebhardt, Bruce NANFA Q&A Comments on length of "cold wintering", and size of aquaria necessary to spawn sunfish Gebhardt, Bruce Book Review Review of Freshwater Fishes of the Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. News Item Texas Exotic Species Task Force Concerned About Fish Releases Newly formed Texas Exotic Species Task Force identifies need to educate public on dangers of releasing exotic fishes; summarized from Texas Parks and Wildlife News. Rollo, Peter R. Successfully Spawning and Raising the Banded Sunfish (Enneacanthus obesus) Rearing and spawning the banded sunfish in aquaria. Logan, Daniel J. Collecting in Ponds in Clackamas County, Oregon Accounts of collecting trips in Oregon; discovery of the oriental weatherfish. 1995 Spring Bondhus, John Proposed NANFA Endangered Species Conservation Program Ways that NANFA members can become involved in endangered species conservation. Rice, Robert The Central Longear (Lepomis megalotis) as an Aquarium Species Rearing the longear sunfish in aquaria. Sneegas, Garold W. Underwater Photography in Kansas Methods, tips and observations on underwater photography. Schmidt, Konrad Aquarium Care and Maintenance Tips on aquarium setup and maintenance. 1995 Summer Rollo, Peter R. Elassoma evergladei, Hard to Find but Easy to Maintain and Spawn Rearing and spawning the Everglades pygmy sunfish in aquaria. Logan, Daniel J. Collecting in Yamhill County, Oregon Account of a collecting trip in Oregon. Lerczak, Thomas V. Fish Community Changes in the Illinois River, 1962-1994 Changes in fish communities in the Illinois River, IL; causes are discussed. Rice, Robert Our Hidden Jewels The fun and ease of collecting natives; some recommended aquarium natives. Rupp, Henry R. Adverse Assessments of Gambusia affinis Reasons why the mosquitofish is harmful and not good at mosquito control. 1995 Fall (Dec.) Schmidt, Konrad Endangered, Threatened, and Special Status Fishes of North America, 4th Edition 4th Edition of list of special status fishes, by state and province. 1996 Spring Morgan, Tim Natural Resources and Environmental Overview of the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant Description of the relatively undeveloped Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant; annotated list of fish species and abundances. Logan, Daniel J. Preparing for a Collecting Trip Suggestions for preparing for a collecting trip. 1996 Summer Rice, Robert The North American Killies Appreciation of native killifish, and summaries of some suitable for home aquaria. Schmidt, Konrad Putting Back the Pisces Efforts at reintroduction of fish populations to their former habitat in the Knife River, Minn. Katula, Ray Darter Aquariums: Habitat Designs and Care Guidelines How to set up aquaria for different types of darters. Rice, Robert The Aquarist as a Naturalist Plea for aquarist involvement in fish conservation. Schmidt, Konrad Fish Communities of Minnesota National Wildlife Refuges Descriptions of Minnesota Wildlife Refuges, and their fish communities; discussion on ecological niches. Schmidt, Konrad Minnow Trap Bait Minnow trap bait preferences by species. Bock, Bob Collecting in Little Bennet Regional Park, Montgomery County's Gem Account of a collecting trip in Maryland, and aquarium observations of collected fish. 1996 Fall Wolff, R. W. Bowfin Basics Rearing of the bowfin in aquaria; description of spawning in the wild. Schmidt, Konrad Is the Blue Catfish in Minnesota? The possibility that the blue catfish is in Minnesota. Rosen, Robert T. Meet the Bluespotted Sunfish Rearing and spawning the bluespotted sunfish in aquaria; reprinted from 1972 inaugural issue of American Currents. Rice, Robert The Miser's Guide to Fishkeeping Tips on creating and maintaining aquaria inexpensively. Lawson, James E. and Peter Unmack Field Trip to Railroad Valley, Nevada A conservation trip to assist the Railroad Valley springfish; natural history and human effects are discussed; reprinted from The Advocate (Tropical FishKeepers Exchange USA). Sikkel, Paul C. Surf, Turf, and Eggs Observations and experiments with garibaldi nest building and spawning in the wild; reprinted from ZooGoer (Friends of the National Zoo). Williamson, Dave A Native Fish Primer: Livebearers, Killifish, and Minnows Descriptions of several types of native fishes suitable for aquaria; adapted from The Natives are Restless (Greater Akron Aq. Soc.). Schmidt, Konrad Gregarious Gators Experiences with alligators. Rice, Robert Overlooked Orangethroats Rearing and spawning the orangethroat darter in aquaria. Granier, B. G. Keeping the Broadstripe Topminnow Rearing and spawning the broadstripe topminnow in aquaria. Bock, Bob A NANFA Publicity Guide Tips on writing an interesting article and publicizing NANFA and fish. 1996-1997 Winter Christensen-Zak, Louise; Delong, Jay; Logan, Dan A Summer Full of Collecting in Oregon Accounts of collecting trips in Oregon. Unmack, Peter J. Review of the book Battle Against Extinction: Native Fish Management in the American West Bock, Bob "Stepchild of the Hobby": Bob Goldstein's Take on Native American Fishes Veteran writer and aquarist's talk to an aquarium group is summarized. Sneegas, Garold W. Collecting Data While Collecting Fishes: A Valuable Information Tool The value of keeping good collection records. Semeit, Allan The "Asiatic Fire Barb" aka Cyprinella lutrensis Rearing and spawning the red shiner in aquaria; widespread encounters with the fish. Yanik, Joe Lake Lily Revisited Changes to the fish population of a New Jersey lake; previous fish and water conditions were discussed in Summer 1994 AC article. Scharpf, Christopher The North American Native Fish Keeper's Bookshelf (Part One) Reviews of many books on these topics: general books on fishes and ichthyology; general or comprehensive books on North American fishes; northeastern and southeastern U.S. fishes. Raasch, Maynard S. The Gender Bender Experience of Lepomis Brief note on nomenclatural oddity regarding the gender of the sunfish genus name Lepomis. Schmidt, Konrad "Yes, Mr. Warden, Sir" Experiences with game wardens. 1997 Spring Bock, Robert What to do About Introduced Species? Problems and advice regarding exotic fish introductions. Rohde, Fred C.; Arndt, Rudolf G. Rare Fishes of North Carolina (Part One) Habitat and distribution of the sandhills chub and pinewoods darter. Scharpf, Christopher The North American Native Fish Keeper's Bookshelf (Part Two) Reviews of many books on southeastern and midwestern U. S. fishes. Sneegas, Garold W. Beneath the Waters of Balmorhea State Park Photographing and observing the Comanche Springs pupfish and Pecos gambusia in a refugium in Texas. Logan, Dan; McDonald, Pat Collecting Exotic Asian Freshwater Shrimp in Oregon First record of exotic Asian shrimp in North America. Bock, Robert Centrarchid Observations Rearing sunfish in aquaria; spawning longear sunfish; where to collect longear sunfish in Maryland. Riffles item New Species of Darter Described Brief notice of description of golden darter (Etheostoma denoncourti) Lund, Jr., Warren H. NANFA ’96 National Meeting Report A fun weekend in New Orleans is recounted. Schmidt, Konrad The Carp’s Last Laugh Mirror carp appear to tolerate rotenone better than regular carp. 1997 Summer Zoller, Cliff Setting Up a Riffle Tank Design for a non-submerged powerhead riffle tank; includes spawning fantail darter in aquaria. Scharpf, Christopher The North American Native Fish Keeper's Bookshelf (Part Three) Reviews of many books on the fishes of the SW and NW United States. Schmidt, Konrad Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Middletown, Iowa: 1994 Stream Survey Results Results of fish surveys on several streams in SE Iowa. Unmack, Peter J. Arizona / Nevada Regional Report: Spring 1997 Conservation efforts with desert fishes are described. Scott, Bruce Keeping the Dwarf Crayfish, Cambarellus shufeldtii Rearing and breeding the dwarf crayfish in aquaria. Rice, Robert Shipping Fishes 101 Tips on shipping fish through the mail. Schmidt, Konrad Robot-Reared Swans Observation of swan behavior. 1997 Fall DeLong, Jay A Brief Trip to the Olympic Peninsula Account of a collecting trip in Washington; includes a note on longnose dace coloration. Scharpf, Christopher The North American Native Fish Keeper's Bookshelf (Part Four) Reviews of many books on the fishes of Canada, Mexico, and marine waters. Andreasen, Linda; Jensen, Buddy Dexter National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center History and purposes of the Dexter National Fish Hatchery, NM. Carillio, Robert S. Putting Natives in Their Best Light Methods and tips for aquarium lighting. Bock, Robert Fathead Fundamentals Rearing the fathead minnow in aquaria; biology and spawning. Guerri, Elmer A. NANFA’s Regional Chapters Open the Door to Increased Activity Benefits of regional NANFA involvement; summary of activities of IL-IN chapter. Dickson, Tom Minnesota’s Forgotten Fishes Efforts in Minnesota to study and protect endangered fishes. Granier, B. G. Transporting Fishes Tips on transporting fishes from stream to home. DeLong, Jay 1997 Annual Meeting Report A two-day NANFA weekend in the Pacific Northwest. Letter to editor John Brill comments on various nomenclatural matters re: killifish, with a checklist of North American killies; Brill and Peter Unmack debate highest thermal tolerance of pupfishes. Riffles item Orangethroat Darter is actually 7 Species Brief notice of descriptions of buffalo darter (Etheostoma bison), brook darter (E. burri), strawberry darter (E. fragi), Highland Rim darter (E. kantuckeense), Shawnee darter (E. tecumsehi), and Current darter (E. uniporum), all originally considered E. spectabile. Schmidt, Konrad Painful Pastimes Mosquito bites and madtom stings. 1998 Winter Mettee, Maurice F.; Scharpf, Christopher Reproductive Behavior, Embryology, and Larval Development of Four Species of Pygmy Sunfish Results of studies on the reproduction and growth of banded pygmy sunfish, Everglades pygmy sunfish, Okefenokee pygmy sunfish, and spring pygmy sunfish. Borgia, Andrew In Search of the Mangrove Killie, Rivulus marmoratus Rearing and spawning the mangrove killifish. Granier, B. G. Spawning the Marsh Killifish, Fundulus confluentus Rearing and spawning the marsh killifish in aquaria Rice, Robert The Resurrection of Fox Den Lake Stocking a man-made drainage lake with natives. Borgia, Michael Tropical Fish Collecting, Rhode Island Style Collecting marine fishes off the Rhode Island coast. Guerri, Elmer A. The Joy of Bait Shops Observations of bait shop fish and people. Parosky, Leah The Introduction of Exotic Species in the Great Lakes Summary of exotics on the Great Lakes. Myers, Doug Robert Tips Offered for Breeding Sheepshead Topminnow Tips on stimulating sheepshead minnows to spawn. 1998 Spring Whitfield, Mike Collecting in Tennessee: A NANFA Primer Collecting regulations and fishes of Tennessee. Granier, B. G. The Bluenose Shiner, the Jewel of the Southeast Aquarium rearing and spawning of the bluenose shiner. DeLong, Jay Endangered Species Reintroductions: The Need for Good Science Editorial on the importance of planning and research regarding fish introductions. Fullerton, Jeffrey A. The Native Pond Backyard pond design, maintenance, fish and plants. Guerri, Elmer A. Nongame Fish Identification Workshops: A Potential Regional Chapter Activity Summary of a regional workshop and a recommendation for other regions. Hickey, Clarence R. and James W. Lester Additional Records of Fishes from Fort Pond Bay on Long Island, New York List of 108 fishes found in a Long Island saltwater bay, 1970-1981; additions and corrections to 1983 publication by same authors. 1998 Summer Rohde, Fred C. and Rudolf G. Arndt Rare Fishes of North Carolina (Part 2) Field observations from fish survey of Dan River, NC. Logan, Daniel J. Parasites from Threespine Sticklebacks in Oregon Parasites found in threespine sticklebacks; life history of the tapeworm Schistpcephalus solidus. McKeighton, Kenneth L. Native Killifishes: Cyprinodon from New Mexico Natural history, distribution, spawning behavior and status of the Pecos pupfish and White Sands pupfish. Unmack, Peter A. Spring Conservation Trip to Nevada Field survey and results in the Moapa River, NV; and the Virgin River, NV and AZ; includes field data collection sheet. Zoller, Cliff Brine Shrimp Hatchery Brine shrimp hatchery setup and operation. Fullerton, Jeffrey A. Collecting and Spatial Habits of Three Native Killies Field observations and collecting the banded killifish, blackstripe topminnow, eastern starhead topminnow and golden topminnow. Bock, Robert Reach Out and Collect With Someone The value of personal NANFA contacts; collecting natives and exotics in Florida . Cochran, Gary Book Review Review of Florida Freshwater Plants. Middleton, Joe Collecting the Marine Invertebrates of Oregon's Rocky Intertidal Areas Collecting and keeping the common marine invertebrates of the Oregon coast. Thennet, Michael Creating a Native Stream Biotope Aquarium Stream aquarium setup; appropriate fishes and their care. Bock, Robert Keeping Gamefish Rearing bass, pike, crappies and catfish in home aquaria-- foods, aquarium requirements and aesthetics. 1998 Fall Zoller, Clifford Collecting, Spawning, and Rearing the Orangefin Darter, Etheostoma bellum Tank set-up and breeding the orangefin darter in aquaria. Fullerton, Jeffrey A. Striking Gold: The Eastern Starhead Topminnow, Fundulus escambiae Collecting, rearing and breeding the eastern starhead topminnow in aquaria. Brill, John Photographs and Text from John Brill's 1999 Aquarium Fish Calendars Announcement of fish calendar; includes photographs and small description of aquarium care of the garibaldi, bluenose shiner, yellow bullhead, Carbonera pupfish, and mummichog. Bock, Robert NANFA's Regional Representative Program Expanding Description of NANFA's Regional Outreach program and call for volunteers. Finkelstein, Hy The Smallest Fish in North America, Heterandria formosa Rearing and feeding the least killifish in aquaria. Scharpf, Christopher So Many Fishes, So Little Time: A Report From the 1998 NANFA Annual Meeting in Chattanooga A report from the 1998 NANFA annual meeting in Chattanooga: talks, Tennessee Aquarium tour, fish collecting and more. 1999 Winter Dickson, Tom Ten Fantastic Fishes from Minnesota Brief descriptions and life histories of 10 Minnesota fishes. Scharpf, Christopher The North American Native Fish Keeper's Bookshelf (Part Five) Reviews of books on various fish groups. Granier, BG Keeping and Spawning the Golden Ear Topminnow, Fundulus chrysotus Description, aquarium care, and spawning of Fundulus chrysotus. Coco, Chris; Goodwin, Sue Spotfin Chub Success Efforts of Conservation Fisheries, Inc and the Tennessee Aquarium to breed spotfin chubs for release into the wild. Thennet, Michael Virginia Science Museum Showcases State’s Underwater Life Visitor’s perspective of the Virginia Marine Science Museum. Edwards, Bill An Aravaipa Adventure Account of a trip to sample the endangered fishes of Aravaipa Creek, AZ. Bock, Robert Do the Write Thing Tips on writing style for a regional newsletter. Hall, David Surprisingly Hardy Silversides Observations and thoughts on increasing the survival of brook silversides; update of Jan. 1985 AC article. 1999 Spring Mundahl, Neal B. Good Lampreys are Hard to Find Species descriptions and life histories of Minnesota lampreys; from Minnesota Volunteer. Kaplan, Eugene H. A Center for the Preservation of Fish Species: Application of Aquaculture to Species Survival Description of a program to rear endangered fish species; reprinted from Freshwater and Marine Aquarium. Johnson, Patrick T. The Continuous Flow Aquarium Description and design of a well-water-based aquarium system. Guerri, Elmer A. Algal Turf Scrubber Technology Comes of Age for Freshwater Aquariums Theory and application of a freshwater algal turf scrubber system. Wolff, R.W. Baby Swamp Fishes: How to Raise Them Aquarium setup and care for fishes from swamp-type habitats. Gonzaga, Shireen Beginning a Planted Aquarium Tips on creating a successful planted aquarium and plant species recommendations. Bock, Robert Of Mummichogs and Meadowlands Natural, human and personal history of the Meadowlands, NJ; the resilient mummichog in that environment. 1999 Summer Retzer, Michael E. Fishes of the Mackinaw and Vermilion River Systems in Illinois Descriptions of these rivers and lists of their fishes. A Summary of Recent Fish Additions to the U.S. Endangered Species List Recently listed threatened and endangered fish species; their biology and statuses. Turner, Bruce J. Seine Advice for Collecting Killies Supplies and techniques for seining killifish. Guerri, Elmer A. A Long-Term Algal Turf Scrubber Freshwater Native Fishes Biome Description of Inland Aquatics’ (Terre Haute, IN) freshwater aquarium. Stallsmith, Bruce; Hagar, William The Link Between Growth and Otolith Size in Young-of-the-Year Lepomis Sunfish Relationships between otolith size, and the length, weight and age of bluegills and pumpkinseed sunfishes. Wolff, R.W. Dollar Sunfish: Spawning Two Varieties of Lepomis marginatus Aquarium spawning methods used for the eastern and Louisiana strains of the dollar sunfish. 1999 Fall Hoover, Jan Jeffrey; Killgore, K. Jack; Adams, S. Reid Juvenile Pallid Sturgeon in Laboratory Aquaria Description of pallid sturgeon culture by U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center biologists; fish growth, behavior and research is also discussed. Shute, J. R. Comments on the Center for the Preservation of Fish Species Editorial comments on an article in the Spring 1999 AC; reprinted from Freshwater and Marine Aquarium. Zoller, Cliff Fooling Fish With Light Use of photoperiod control for spawning of rainbow darters, redfin darters, golden topminnow, and northern longear sunfish. Schleser, David L. Spawning the Banded Topminnow, Fundulus cingulatus Tips for aquarium spawning and feeding of the banded topminnow. Endangered Species Update Descriptions of new additions to the U..S. Endangered Species List. Brill, John Photographs and Text from John Brill’s 2000 Fish Calendars Photos and descriptions from a wall calendar of tadpole madtom, Alaska blackfish, brook trout, West Coast threespine stickleback, mottled sculpin, and blackbanded sunfish. DeLong, Jay The Great NANFA Loach Hunt of 1999 A search for introduced loaches in a western Washington creek. Huntley, Wright Desert Springs Action Committee Moapa Spring 1999 Trip Report Field trip in Nevada to aid endangered fishes. 2000 Winter DeLong, Jay Walking in 100-Year-Old Footsteps in Southern Oregon Account of a field trip retracing portions of a trip taken my Barton W. Evermann in 1899. Shute, J. R. NANFA 2000 and Beyond Problems facing native North American fishes and how NANFA can work towards solutions. Thennet, Michael Backyard Billabongs Methods to maintain an artificial pond: animals, plants, filtration feeding and more. Scharpf, Christopher Leaving Your Non-Fish Life Behind for Three Days: The 1999 NANFA National Convention in Champaign- Urbana Entertaining and thorough description of the 1999 NANFA Convention. Stallsmith, Bruce A Proposal for NANFA to Establish a Grant Fund to Assist Native Fish Research and Conservation President’s proposal which was subsequently adopted by the membership via a questionnaire in the same issue. Zarlinga, Nick Native Fishes at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Native fishes displayed at the zoo, plus cooperative efforts with the Ohio Department of Wildlife to breed and stock native brook trout. 2000 Spring Hoover, Jan Jeffrey K. Jack Killgore Steven G. George Horned Serpents, Leaf Dogs, and Spoonbill Cats: 500 Years of Paddlefish Ponderings in North America Biology, ecology, and development of the paddlefish; history of human encounters. Muller, Bob Spawning and Raising the Greenside Darter, Etheostoma blennioides, with a Note on the Eggs of the Rainbow Darter, E. caeruleum Aquarium spawning and egg development of the greenside darter; egg counts of rainbow darters. Fullerton, Jeffrey A. Coastal Plain Collecting Collecting trip accounts from Maryland and Virginia; natural history and field observations. Zoller, Cliff How I Ship Fish Supplies and methods for mailing fish. Scharpf, Christopher The North American Native Fish Keeper’s Bookshelf (Part Six) Reviews of books on fish capture, aquarium rearing and field observations. Springer, Craig Arkansas River Shiner Takes Road Trip to Recovery Transporting introduced Arkansas River shiners from New Mexico to an Oklahoma hatchery for spawning in order to bolster diminished numbers in its historic range. 2000 Summer Ross, Stephen T.; Slack, William T. Imperiled Fishes in Mississippi Factors contributing to the declines of 70 species that are in some way imperiled in Mississippi. Scharpf, Christopher Politics, Science, and the Fate of the Alabama Sturgeon Detailed analysis of political efforts to keep the Alabama sturgeon off of the U.S. endangered species list. Recent Additions and Changes to the U.S. and Canadian Endangered Fishes Lists Santa Ana sucker and northern California steelhead added to U.S. list; Umpqua River cutthroat trout removed. Sculpin addition and lamprey and stickleback uplistings to Canadian list. Brill, John Collecting and Maintaining the Mud Sunfish, Acantharcus pomotis Updated reprint of 1985 classic from Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine. Cochran, Philip A. New Localities for the Tadpole Madtom (Noturus gyrinus) in Northeastern Wisconsin Two additional records that fill gaps in the known distribution of this catfish species. Binkley, Mark NANFA’s Board Votes to Increase Dues and Launch Grants Program Notice of $5 dues increase and how it will help fund the $1000 NANFA Conservation Grant program. Stallsmith, Bruce A Happening Regional Chapter Notice of the publication of the Florida Collection Guide, written, photographed and produced by members of NANFA’s Central Florida Regional Chapter. Scharpf, Christopher The Native American Fish Keeper’s Bookshelf—addenda Brief notices of Wisconsin Fishes 2000: Status and Distribution and Salmon Nation: People and Fish at the Edge. Springer, Craig Tishomingo National Fish Hatchery Gets Alligator Gar Federal efforts to learn more about the second largest freshwater fish in North America begin with catching some. 2000 Fall Raptis, Loucas British Columbia’s Lake Lamprey, Rare and Little Known Natural history of Lampetra macrostoma, with a plea for lamprey conservation. Fullerton, Jeffrey Marvelous Milfoils and the Miracle of Barley Straw Collecting and cultivating milfoils in ponds and aquaria; the use of barley straw to control algae blooms in outdoor ponds. Cochran, Philip A. The Spotfin Shiner (Cyprinella spiloptera): A Fish that Spawns in Trees How this minnow spawns in the crevices of downed and submerged trees; the importance of woody debris in the management of this species. Blankenship, Karl In Maryland, Stream Dwellers Decide What’s Healthy Summary of findings of the Maryland Biological Stream Survey, with emphasis on how development affects stream health and fish populations. Guerri, Elmer A. Gar Gettin’ Collecting shortnose gar from the Wabash River (boundary of Illinois and Indiana). Muller, Bob The Mystery of the Feeder Fish, or Who is Rosy Red? The rosy red minnow may be a hybrid of fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) and bullhead minnow (P. vigilax). Spawning rosy reds in the aquarium. Hayes, Thomas Our Native Freshwater Mussels Introduction to mussel biology and conservation. Kelly, Michael What’s in a Name? . . . The Olympic Mudminnow In praise of Novumbra hubbsi, the only freshwater fish species endemic to the Olympic Peninsula. Riffles item Advice for Seines and Seining Tips on the “art” of seining, contributed by NANFA members. Scharpf, Christopher The Native American Fish Keeper’s Bookshelf—addendum Brief notice of National Audubon Society First Field Guide: Fishes. Springer, Craig Rounding Up Razorbacks Summary of federal efforts to collect sexually mature razorback sucker to provide hatchery broodstock. 2001 Winter Lyons, John Fishes from the Land of Trucha de Tierra Caliente Account of fish survey at a bio reserve in Mexico; mullets, goodeids, cichlids, and other fishes encountered. Wolff, R. W. Building the Perfect Gar Pond Construction and maintenance of a 3600-gallon pond modeled after the channel and shallow flats of the Mississippi River. Scharpf, Christopher NANFA’s Hottest Convention Ever: Three Fish-Filled Days in Jackson, Mississippi Lively account of NANFA’s annual celebration of fish, food, fun, fellowship, and more fish. Zarlinga, Nick What Are We Doing? Editorial urging native fish keepers to collect fish in a more environmentally friendly manner. Shute, J. R. Spawning the Rare Pygmy Madtom, Noturus staunali The first captive spawning of North America’s smallest catfish is a giant step in the conservation of this extremely rare species. Scharpf, Christopher The Native American Fish Keeper’s Bookshelf—addendum Brief notices of Pennsylvania Fishes and Catfish 2000: Proceedings of the International Ictalurid Symposium. Goldstein, Robert G. Corrections and Updates to American Aquarium Fishes If a second edition of Dr. Goldstein’s book were to be published, this material would be included. Carillio, Rob A Native Fish and Riparian Zone Interpretative and Educational Sign Project NANFA donated $400 to help pay for this sign educating people about the relationship between streamside forests and healthy native fish populations in Ohio’s Mahoning River. Stallsmith, Bruce NANFA Establishes the Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant Brief bio of the late Gerry Corcoran, and how NANFA’s latest grant program continues his mission of conservation through education. Riffles item Standard Collecting Gear for Native Fish Enthusiasts NANFA members submit their advice on nets, traps, buckets, coolers, maps, waders, and winter collecting. Guerri, Elmer A. NANFA Illinois-Indiana Chapter Enjoys Fantastic Fall Outing Account of a fall fish festival; Dr. Lawrence Page is honored with a commemorative plaque. 2001 Spring Hoover, Jan Jeffrey; Killgore, K. Jack The Smallest-Mouth Buffalo Report of the collection of a smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus) missing all external mouthparts and orifice. Hrabik, Robert A. A Species on the Edge: Occurrence of Pimephales vigilax (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the Spring River Drainage, Missouri The bullhead minnow is naturally rare in the Spring River drainage, increasing and decreasing its abundance depending on local physiochemical conditions. Thennet, Michael; Jones, David Search for the Fabled Mountain Nymph Collecting mountain redbelly dace (Phoxinus oreas) in Virginia; notes on captive care and propagation. Brill, John Observations of the Unique Reproductive Behavior of Fundulus lima Vaillant, a Killifish from Baja California Captive spawning, sexual anatomy, and courtship display of this little-known topminnow, in which females deposit eggs above the water line. Muller, Bob How Do Your Redbellies Spawn? Although most accounts indicate that northern redbelly dace (Phoxinus eos) spawn over plants, the author has spawned them over gravel. Stallsmith, Bruce President’s Report, Spring 2001 The state of the union, NANFA-style, including an announcement of the first recipient of the NANFA Conservation Research Grant. Letter to the Editor In praise of the late Gerald C. Corcoran, namesake of NANFA’s Corcoran Education Grant 2001 Summer David, Robert E.; Wirtanen, Lawrence J. Artificial Propagation of Loach Minnow, Rhinichthys cobitis Detailed spawning, egg-hatching, and larvae-rearing protocols for this federally threatened minnow. Stallsmith, Bruce Where the Killifish Aren’t: A Pictorial Essay on How the Growth of Downtown Huntsville, Alabama, Destroyed the Habitat of the Now-Extinct Whiteline Topminnow, Fundulus lineolatus The title says it all. Gonzaga, Shireen Habitat Improvement and Native Fish Loss: The Upper Verde River Fish Mystery Despite habitat improvements, spikedace (Meda fulgida) and other native fishes in an Arizona desert stream keep plummeting. Reasons why are examined. Muller, Bob Raising Dusky Darters Using a specially designed “riffle tank” for breeding Percina sciera. Riffles item The Alabama Sturgeon, One Year Later Despite corporate fears, the listing of the Alabama sturgeon as a federally endangered species has not wrought economic havoc. Riffles item Two “New” Sailfin Shiners (Pterontropis) Described from the Southeastern U.S. The sailfin shiner (P. hypseloterus) is actually a complex of three species, including the orangetail shiner (P. merlini) and the Apalachee shiner (P. grandipinnis) Riffles item Sicklefin and Sturgeon Chubs Kept Off Endangered Species List How shallow-water sampling has misrepresented the true abundance of these rare minnows. Cochran, Gary Book Reviews: Florida’s Fabulous Trail Guides and Florida’s Fabulous Natural Places Although they’re not fish or fish-collecting books, these guides can help fish collectors find trails and sites of interest along Florida’s rivers, creeks and springs. 2001 Fall Smith, Mark A. Keeping the Brook Trout in a Home or Classroom Aquarium Yes, it’s possible to spawn this colorful game fish in your basement. Scharpf, Christopher Farmers vs. Fish: The Battle of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow Analysis of the political and legal battles being fought over this federally endangered minnow. Casman, Holly The Rio Grande Silvery Minnow Recovery Effort at Albuquerque Biological Park When the Rio Grande runs dry, Hybognathus amarus lives on thanks to captive propagation. Shute, J. R.; Rakes, Patrick L. Captive Propagation of Chubs of the Genus Erimystax Methods used to spawn blotched chub (E. insignis) and streamlined chub (E. dissimilis) may be used to spawn the slender chub (E. cahni), should this feared-extinct species be rediscovered. Springer, Craig Federal Hatchery Develops Technology for Imperiled Bonytail Chub How genetic fingerprinting is being used to improve the survival fitness of hatchery-reared Gila elegans. Stallsmith, Bruce President’s Report, Fall 2001 Update on how NANFA continues to grow and strengthen its activities, including the latest recipients of the Corcoran Education Grant. Introducing the NANFA Breeders Award Program (BAP) Announcement of new program designed to recognize the achievements of native fish breeders, and begin building a captive husbandry database. Moore, D. Martin Book Review: Complete Guide to Building Aquariums Redundant book is far from complete, but useful if you’re building an acrylic tank. Haas, Travis Note of an Aquarium Spawning of the Central Stoneroller, Campostoma anomalum Unexpected late-winter spawning in an unheated garage; pit-building was not observed. 2002 Winter McKeighen, Jr., Ken Pools: Construction and Maintenance Step-by-step guide to building and landscaping an outdoor pool, or pond. Andrews, Jon Catching and Keeping Redfin Pickerel Authors uses a minnow trap to collect juveniles; tips on captive maintenance. Rohde, Fred (Fritz) C. The Fascinating Fishes of Cape Fear Author’s account of a submersible dive into The Steeples, a section off North Carolina’s Atlantic coast noted for its distinctive reef fish population. Scharpf, Christopher Something for Everybody: A Report from the 2001 NANFA Convention in Hocking Hills, Ohio Summary of talks and collecting trips from NANFA’s annual shindig. Stallsmith, Bruce Killifishes of Nantucket Five species are found on the Massachusetts island; Fundulus luciae, however, apparently never made it across from the mainland although suitable habitat exists. Carillio, Rob; Fullerton, Jeffrey; Thennet, Michael What NANFA Means to Me Three members derive different benefits from their association with NANFA, but all claim that making new friends tops the list. Riffles item Expert Advice from the “Father” of Fishwatching How Jacob Reighard (1851-1942) studied fish behavior in the wild without sticking his head under water. Carillio, Rob Something’s Fishy: A Quiz from the 2001 NANFA Convention in Hocking Hills, Ohio Test your fishy knowledge with 16 multiple-choice questions. 2002 Spring Hoover, Jan Jeffrey; Strange, Tyler Growth, Condition, and Color of Juvenile Bowfin in Medium-Sized Aquaria Laboratory tests to determine how long juvenile bowfin can be kept in a medium-sized aquarium before they outgrew it, and whether their voracious appetites and uncertain nutritional requirements can be met. Denkhaus, Rob Audubon Shot Birds, I Keep Fish: Exploring the Naturalist-Aquarist Connection Maintaining native fish in aquariums continues the tradition of the great amateur naturalists of yore. McKeighen, Jr., Ken Captive Propagation of Two Pupfishes, Cyprinodon nevadensis armagosae and Cyprinodon fontinalis Spawning these pupfishes can be accomplished in three ways: with a spawning mop, over gravel, an in an outdoor pond. Scharpf, Christopher Birthplace of the Eels: A Biological Detective Story How two Italian biologists and a Danish oceanographer cracked the case of where American and European eels come from. Katula, Ray Spawning of Three Nothonotus Darter Species Spawning redline darter (Etheostoma rufilineatum), bluebreast darter (E. camurum), and orangefin darter (E. bellum), all members of the subgenus Nothonotus. Zarlinga, Nick Feeding the North American Paddlefish, a Filter-Feeder, in a Large Multi-Taxa Exhibit How aquarists at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo make sure their paddlefish, a passive eater, get enough food with other large fishes in the tank. Stallsmith, Bruce President’s Report, Spring 2002 Getting involved locally, Conservation Grant winners, archiving American Currents, and other thoughts on the President’s mind. Breeders Award Program Report Spawning Blacknose Dace in an Outdoor Artificial Stream System How NANFA member Pat Halligan spawns Rhinichthys atratulus in a series of man-made pools and riffles. Killgore, K. Jack; Hoover, Jan Jeffrey; Hrabik, Robert Pallid Sturgeon Captured Four Years After its Release Confirmation of a hatchery-bred specimen swimming hundreds of miles from its point of release, with new insights on growth and movement of Scaphirhynchus albus. Bock, Robert Why Keep Natives? How keeping native fish in aquariums reveals the unseen wonders of the underwater world. 2002 Summer Washburne, Nancy S. Snorkeling Michigan’s Inland Lakes The joys of snorkeling; face-to-face encounters with sunfish, yellow perch, suckers, carp, pike, bowfin, and amorous turtles. Hoover, Jan Jeffrey; Killgore, K. Jack; George, Steven G. Where Bowfin Lurk: Natural and Unnatural Habitations from 1875 to the Present Entertaining review of how bowfins, especially captive ones, have intrigued experimental zoologists for over 125 years. Muller, Bob Iowa and Least Darters: Their Spawning and Rearing Compared Aquarium observations investigating how these darters manage to live together by exploiting different parts of the same habitat. Hallyburton, Chad Teens Promoting Native Fish Awareness Through Research and Teaching Report from a Corcoran Education Grant recipient involving teens in a scientific project studying the relationship between sampling effort and capture rates of fish species. Hahn, Bruce; Thennet, Michael A Little History, a Lot of Fish: Field Trip to Cedar Creek, Lebanon Church, Virginia Account of a collecting trip to a creek that was the site of many Civil War battles and skirmishes. Scharpf, Christopher Discovering Desert Fishes: A Family Affair How the Hubbs family made ichthyological history by “vacationing” in the deserts of the western U.S. Bock, Robert A Fragile Jewel, the Blackbanded Sunfish How to avoid the pitfalls of keeping this delicate staple of the native fish hobby. 2002 Fall Bondhus, John NANFA: Its Past and Future NANFA’s founder provides a history of the organization in celebration of its 30 th anniversary, with a brief reminiscence by charter member Dick Stober. Quinn, John R. Keep Your Net Wet: Anniversary Kudos from a NANFA Old-Timer The naturalist and author weighs in with his thoughts about NANFA reaching the big 3-0. Margolis, Brian New Species of Freshwater Sculpins from the Middle Atlantic Eastern United States The Potomac slimy sculpin and Blue Ridge sculpin are two recent examples of the hidden diversity of cryptic fish species. Rakes, Patrick L.; Shute, J. R. Developing Propagation and Culture Protocols for the Cahaba Shiner, Notropis cahabae, and Goldline Darter, Percina aurolineata Reproductive behaviors and early life histories of two rare species based on captive observations. Ellis, Steven A. Tennessee River Gorge Seinearama 2002, or the Land of Slippery Footing Account of fun-filled collecting trip to various sites on the Tennessee River. Muller, Bob Collecting and Spawning the Flagfin Shiner If the right temperature is maintained, this beautiful minnow is a breeding machine. Denkhaus, Rob The First Texas Native Fish Weekend The Forth Worth Nature Center & Refuge provides the backdrop to a weekend of camping and fish collecting. Riffles item Last Known Alabama Sturgeon Dies in Captivity Notice of “Bubba’s” death, presumably of old age. Riffles item Diet Likely is Key to Madtom Captive Propagation Notice of first captive spawning of smoky madtom (Noturus baileyi) at Conservation Fisheries, Inc.; diet is speculated as key to spawning readiness and egg survival rate. Moore, D. Martin Anti-Bacterials, Tranquilizers and You! Q&A: How do you prevent fish fungus? What’s the best way to immobilize fish for photography? How do you run for NANFA’s Board of Directors? Bock, Robert Auction Ameca Collecting The Mexican goodeid Ameca splendens is hardy and often available at fish club auctions. 2003 Winter Sneegas, Gerald W.; Hendrickson, Dean A. Extreme Catfishes Distribution and morphological specializations of two subterranean catfishes, widemouth blindcat (Satan eurystomas) and toothless blindcat (Trogloglanis pattersoni). Killgore, K. Jack Design and Application of a Larval Fish Trap Construction of a light-activated Plexiglass trap used to catch larval fishes. Moen, Sharon Lake Superior’s Native Lampreys Impact of sea lamprey control efforts on the populations of three native lamprey species. Denkhaus, Robert Book Review: Learn About . . . Texas Freshwater Fishes Review of a coloring book that just happens to be the best available book on fishes of the Lone Star State. Kehl, Kevin Underwater Video Monitoring of Four Desert Fishes at an Arizona High School Report from a NANFA Corcoran Education Grant recipient. Hemdal, Jay Propagation of the Pirate Perch, Aphredoderus sayanus, an Extirpated Fish in Ohio, at the Toledo Zoo Initial results of a pirate perch breeding project. Scharpf, Christopher Great Lakes, Great People, Great Memories: A Report from the 2002 NANFA Convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan Ciscoes, goodeids, candiru catfish are highlighted in the annual meeting roundup. Margolis, Brian Current Status of the Bridle Shiner, Notropis bifrenatus State-by-state guide to the declining conservation status of a once-abundant minnow. Quinn, John R. Of Cormorants and Killies In the Meadowlands of New Jersey, double-breasted cormorants eat more than their fair share of mummichogs, causing bait dealers to cry “fowl.” Riffles item The Slender Chub is Still Out There Report of capture of one specimen of the feared-extinct Erimystax cahni. Moore, D. Martin Supplicants, Ethics and Antiobiotics Q&A: Where can you get fish x? Is it ethical to collect Special Concern species? Are antibiotics safe? Bock, Robert Beware the Green Sunfish Lepomis cyanellus are plentiful and easy to collect, but boy are they mean! 2003 Spring Scharpf, Christopher Herrings and Shads of North America: Diversity, Natural History, Conservation, and Aquarium Care Detailed survey of an ecologically and economically important group of fishes that is usually overlooked by most native fish enthusiasts. Wolff, R. W. Building the Perfect Gar Pond II: The Gar River Follow-up to the author’s Winter 2001 American Currents article, documenting how he added a headwater stream, riffles, waterfalls, and simulated springs and bogs to his massive pond complex. Springer, Craig Gila Trout Swim Back From Extinction Summary of federal efforts to save Oncorhynchus gilae, the nation’s only trout in danger of extinction. Hoover, Jan Jeffrey National Water (and Fish) Monitoring Day 2002 Report of NANFA member involvement in a nationwide water quality survey commemmorating the 30 th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. Granier, B. G. Cheap and Easy Shipping Boxes The U.S. Postal Service’s Postal Store and your local home improvement store have everything you need to ship fish and plants safely and inexpensively. Smith, Gerald R. Robert Rush Miller, 1916-2003 Obituary of the legendary ichthyologist who described or co-described over 80 North American freshwater fishes, and championed fish conservation in the American West. Riffles item Feeding Pygmy Sunfishes Tips and advice submitted by several NANFA members. Moore, D. Martin Green Water, Shipping and Bad Taste Q&A: What is green water and how do you make it? When is collecting fish unethical, or at least in bad taste? Bock, Robert The Least Amount of Trouble The least killifish is one of the least-demanding native fishes you can keep. 2003 Summer Criswell, Rob Where Have All the Shiners Gone? Explaining the disappearance of Notropis heterodon and N. heterolepis from Pennsylvania. Krejca, Jean K. The Mexican Blindcat (Prietella phreatophila): Research and Exploration in the Groundwater NANFA Conservation Research Grant report about rare subterranean catfish. McNeely, David L; Caire, William The Fishes of Traders Creek in Northwestern Oklahoma NANFA Education Grant report about project in which college undergrads survey declining fish fauna of spring-fed stream. Kukulski, Philip Spawning the Okefenokee Pygmy Sunfish (Elassoma okefenokee) A NANFA Breeders Program Report. Springer, Craig Darters and Bass Get a Pass How protecting habitat for smallmouth bass in Oklahoma also benefits endangered leopard darter. Millevolte, Spike The Crested Goby (Lophogobius cyprinoids): an “Underwater Hound” from Florida This goby makes a good resident for either salt- or freshwater aquaria. Davis, Scott A Controlled, Safe Way to Raise Mosquito Larvae How to harvest larvae without any of them turning into adults. Pottern, Gerald Secret Sex Life of Pirate Perch Revealed! Summary of recent scientic journal paper on “transbranchioral spawning.” Letter to Editor Of Special Concern is Reason for Concern Ichthyologist Helfman takes issue with Moore’s Spring 2003 Q&A column; Moore responds. Moore, D. Martin Hog Suckers, Latin and Pain How do you keep hog suckers alive? Why do Latin names change so much? Do fish feel pain? Bock, Robert Bringing ’em Back Alive How to travel long-distance with your fish. 2003 Fall Criswell, Rob The Lonely Longnose Sucker Pennsylvania’s Catostomus catostomus is a glacial relict. Ellis, Steven A.; Rinehart, Chip Okefenokee II: The Return Account of March 2003 collecting trip to the famous swamp. Muller, Bob Notes on Spawning the Swamp Darter (Etheostoma fusiforme) Use nylon mops; they spawn in groups. Unmack, Peter J. Seining Downstream and Other Tips Counterintuitive ways to catch more fish. Cox, Casper Have Snorkel, Will Travel The best way to see Alabama is under water. Butler, Robert S.; Mayden, Richard L. Cryptic Biodiversity Reprint of gov’t article on undescribed fish diversity in the Southeast. Riffles item Canadian Version of Endagered Species Act is Now Law Complete list of fishes protected under Species At Risk Act (SARA). Scharpf, Christopher Sacramento Splittail Removed from List of Federally Threatened Species Were earlier assessments of this California minnow’s decline accurate? Riffles item Three New Darters Described from Tennessee and Kentucky Notice of recent descriptions of corrugated darter (Etheostoma basilare), stone darter (E. derivativum), and Chickasaw darter (E. cervus). Moore, D. Martin SOPE (Sudden Onset Piscine Expiration) Q&A: Why fish die for no reason. Bock, Robert The Best Kept Secret in the Bait Shop Golden shiner are irresistible to bass, pike … and native fish aquarists. 2004 Winter Hoover, Jan Jeffrey Finship and Fun: A Report from the 2003 NANFA Convention in Huntsville, Alabama The annual post-convention summary, with Susan Binkley’s trip reports interpolated. Bagur, Daniel Stickleback Behavior: A Brief Overview Diet, feeding, courtship, reproduction, parental care, predator response, and more. Muller, Bob A Northern Minnow: Notes on the Captive Propagation of Notropis heterodon, the Blackchin Shiner This glacial fish is easy to breed and raise. Ranvestel, Anthony W.; Burr, Brooks M. Conservation Assessment for Bluehead Shiner (Pteronotropis hubbsi) Review of taxonomy, biology, and potential threats to existing populations. Scott, Bruce Fish Collecting Tips Keep them cool., minimize stress, provide aeration. Riffles item New Gambusia Described from Texas Notice of recent description of San Felipe gambusia (G. clarkhubbsi) Moore, D. Martin Dry Streams, Leaks and Heart Attacks Q&A: How can a stream be dry one year and full of fish the next? How do you fix an aquarium leak? Do fish have heart attacks? Bock, Robert The Best Sunnie in the Show The author’s longear sunfish wowwed tropical fish enthusiasts at his local fish club. 2004 Spring Scharpf, Christopher American Beauties: Flagfin Shiners (Pteronotropis) of the Southeastern U.S. Species-by-species guide to the biology and husbandry of this popular genus (now with more species!). Stallsmith, Bruce The Spotfin Killifish, Fundulus luciae, is More Common Than You Thought Inaccessible habitat has hindered previous population estimates. Lyons, John Goodeid Status Update, January 2004 The news (most of it bad) on Mexico’s endemic goodeids. Hoover, Jan Jeffrey Ancient Bowfin Presents New Ich-Theological Conundrum Are bowfin kosher? NANFA members join forces with rabbi to find out, but answer remains elusive. Blankenship, Karl Sturgeon Surgeons Biologists and hatchery workers are using surgical techniques to determine reproductive status of rare Atlantic sturgeon. Riffles item The Puzzling Anus of the Pirate Perch The latest discoveries regarding this anatomically weird fish may provide clues to their captive husbandry. Riffles item Captive Maintenance of the Bay Anchovy They’re not as delicate as you think. Bock, Robert The Gawky but Graceful “Airplane Fish” In praise of the longnose dace. 2004 Summer Hoover, Jan Jeffrey Rare Treasure from River Bottom: Juvenile Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides) for Medium-Sized Aquaria Collecting them is hard, but keeping them isn’t. Tiemann, Jeremy S.; Tiemann, Bernadette L. A Review of the Fishes and Freshwater Mussels of the Tippecanoe River Basin in Indiana, with Comments on Freshwater Mussel Life History Account of a Spring 2004 NANFA outing, with a primer on mussel biology. Cochran, Philip A. How Native Lampreys Are Portrayed by State Agencies: Positive and Negative Examples How the public’s perception of lampreys has been negatively biased by the presence of the exotic sea lamprey. Pirhalla, Doug Physical Habitat and the Assesment of Stream Health The five habitat parameters that tell you whether a stream is healthy and full of fish. Riffles item The Chucky Madtom Lives! This undescribed madtom is seen alive in May 2004 for the first time since 2000. Riffles item Two New Livebearing Fishes Described from México Notice of 2003 descriptions of a goodeid (Girardinichthys [Hubbsina] irenae) and a swordtail (Xiphophorus kallmani) by European scientists. Bock, Robert Summer Satinfins The satinfin shiner keeps its breeding colors throughout the summer. 2004 Fall Criswell, Robert Seldom-Seen Sunnies Review of the lesser known sunfishes from Pennsylvania; reprinted from Pennsylvania Angler & Boater. Cochran, Philip A. Historical Notes on Lampreys in Wisconsin New (or overlooked) records of silver lamprey, southern brook lamprey, and sea lamprey from Wisconsin. Hoover, Jan Jeffrey Collecting and Selling Troglodytic Fish: A Novel Idea Notice of 1958 novel written for younger readers about two young native fish collectors. Blankenship, Karl Eel Fortunes Investigating the alarming decline of American eel populaitons along the Atlantic Coast; reprinted from Bay Journal. Muller, Bob Breeding Experiments with Fishes of the Sipsey Fork: Warrior Bridled Darter, Speckled Darter, Tuskaloosa Darter, and Burrhead Shiner The author’s experiences with fishes he collected during the 2003 NANFA Convention in Alabama. Burkhead, Noel Logperches: Masters of the Stone Behvaior of and conservation challenges facing this unique subgroup of darters. Chen, Linus Desert Fish: Life on th Edge Brief overview of desert spring fishes from the American Southwest; reprinted from Endangered Species Bulletin. Riffles item Captive Propagation Reports of Spikedace and Loach Minnow Released Detailed summary of two federal reports describing captive propagation protocols for these two federally protected minnows. Bock, Robert Can’t Keep It? Photograph It! Digital photography tips for native fish enthusiasts. 2005 Winter Echelle, Alice F.; Echelle, Anthony A. Reproductive Behavior in Banded Pygmy Sunfish, Elassoma zonatum (Elassomatidae), with Comments on Implications for Relationships of the Genus Reprint of paper from obscure 2002 Mexican publication detailing previously unreported color changes and spawning behavior. Gutmann, Christopher Treasure Hunting in the Suburbs: Discovery of the State-Endangered Iowa Darter (Etheostoma exile) in DuPage County, Illinois Unexpected finding of a rare fish in an urban setting. Note: shortly before press time, fish was downlisted to state- threatened. Scharpf, Christopher Something Different: A Report from the 2004 NANFA Convention in Columbia, South Carolina Annual summary of talks and memorable moments from NANFA’s big weekend. Bock, Robert A Word About Water How the author maintains water quality and collect rainwater. Riffles item Longear Sunfish Milt May Be Secret to Spawning Welaka One hobbyist’s experiment with using sunfish milt to induce spawning about bluenose shiner (Pteronotropis welaka) 2005 Spring Nunziata, Charles A. Breeding the Southern Sheepshead Minnow, Cyprinodon variegatus variegatus An experiment with a long thrice-nodded mop shows that most eggs are jammed in the tight strands around the rubber band (and none in the free strands). Muller, Bob Are Temperate Fishes More Difficult to Spawn Than Tropicals? A guide to temperature, spawning media, foods, feeding, raising the fry, and sharing what you learn. Unmack, Peter J. The Changing Role of Aquarists in Aquatic Conservation Approaches to conservation breeding at home, and other ways aquarists can make a difference. Tiemann, Jeremy S. Madtoms: Some Cool Cats Review of madtom diversity and biology, and author’s limited spawning success. Soule, Norman Sampling New York State’s Bashakill Marsh and Stream Report of the first field trip of NANFA’s New York State chapter. Strange, Tyler; Smith, Heather Fine Fare for Native Fishes: The Fairy Shrimp, Streptocephalus seali Collecting and cultivating this abundant and nutritious live food. Scharpf, Christopher Naming Names (and Often Changing Them): A Native Fish Hobbyist’s Guide to Zoological Nomenclature Using the scientific (or Latin) names of native fishes to teach the importance of biological nomenclature and why names change over the years. Smith, Dustin Elassoma: Great Fish for Small Quarters Captive care and breeding is simple, feeding the fry a little harder. Bock, Robert In Praise of Poeciliids Part I: Heterandria and Gambusia Least killifish are nice, mosquitofish can be nasty. Riffles item Goldstripe Darters Spawn Early at CFI Account of a surprise January spawning of Etheostoma parvipinne at Conservation Fisheries, Inc. 2005 Summer Hoover, Jan Jeffrey, K. Jack Killgore and Alfred F. Cofrancesco Suckermouth Catfishes: Threats to Aquatic Ecosystems of the United States Documents the presence of South American “plecos” in American waters and their effects on food chains, native species, shore birds, aquatic plant communities, and bank erosion. Raasch, Maynard S. and Christopher Scharpf Historical Use and Misuse of the Name “Carp” 18th-century references to carp were likely referring to quillback (Carpiodes cyprinus). Surmises that Thomas Jefferson may be the first documented native fish hobbyist. McNeely, David L. and Jan Jeffrey Hoover The National Fish Contest is Underway The U.S. has a National Bird and a National Tree. Why not a National Fish? Candidates for this honor are nominated for NANFA members to select. Bock, Robert In Praise of Poeciliids Part II: Spectacular Sailfins The right water chemistry and the right diet are essential in bringing out the full beauty of wild-type Poecilia velifera and P. latipinna. Springer, Craig Eyeing Gulf Coast Walleyes Through Genetics Brief note on why Gulf Coast walleye, acclimated to warm southern rivers, is not your everyday northern walleye. Brill, John Freshwater Fishes of the Northeastern United States, With Special Reference to Species of the Passaic River Drainage and Great Swamp Wetlands Text and select photos from the 2004 recipient of NANFA’s Corcoran Education Grant. Riffles item Native Killie Steals AKA Fish Show How a pair of PetSmart-derived bluefin killies took Best of Show at the American Killifish Association’s 2005 convention. 2005 Fall Scharpf, Christopher Annotated Checklist of North American Freshwater Fishes, Including Subspecies and Undescribed Forms Part I Distribution, name etymology, listing and conservation status, and nomenclatural notes for 473 native and established exotic species and subspecies belonging to the families Petromyzontidae (lampreys), Acipenseridae (sturgeons), Polyodontidae (paddlefishes), Lepisosteidae (gars), Amiidae (bowfins), Hiodontidae (mooneyes), Notopteridae (featherfin knifefishes), Anguillidae (freshwater eels), Engraulidae (anchovies), Clupeidae (herrings and shads), and Cyprinidae (carps and minnows). 2006 Winter Muller, Bob Darter Observations: Spawning, Eggs and Fry The author’s practical advice on spawning 16 species of darters, including data on egg characteristics and hatching times. Cochran, Philip A. Historial Notes on American Eels (Anguilla rostrata) in the Upper Midwest 19th-century newspapers and modern-day surveys shed new light on the distribution, abundance and exploitation of the largely coastal American eel in the upper midlands of North America. Lyons, John Status of Algansea aphanea (Cyprinidae), a Rare Mexican Fish The author documents the continued occurrence of A. aphanea in the Río Coahuayana and recommends its listing as an endangered species. Bock, Robert In Praise of Poeciliids Part III: Xiphophorus Notes Livebearer expert Ted Coletti is asked to provide his insight on the difference between wild and domestic varieties of swordtail and platyfish. Stallsmith, Bruce What I Know About Flame Chubs and Who I Told NANFA’s president testifies before the Alabama Environmental Management Commission about the dwindling status of flame chubs in Alabama. Whether the commissioners listened … well, that’s another matter. McGrath, Claire C. A Rule Made to be Broken: Research and Education in Rocky Mountain National Park NANFA Conservation Research Grant report about interactions between invasive brook trout and native greenback cutthroat trout in the interior west. NANFA News Remembering Robert Rosen and Remembering Ronald H. Humbert Obituaries of two beloved NANFA members. 2006 Spring Terceira, Anthony C. Spawning the Goldspotted Killifish, Floridichthys carpio (Günther 1866) Breeding, hatching the eggs, and raising the fry of this colorful brackish water Florida native. Austin, Mike Ohio’s Little Muskingum River: Notes on its Fishes and a New Drainage Record for the Variegate Darter, Etheostoma variatum Fish diversity of this southeastern Ohio stream. Zarlinga, Nick Lake Erie Shark! The capture and identification of a tropical shark from Lake Erie, and the author’s hypothesis of how it got there. Crail, Todd D. System Design for the Ultimate Native Fish Aquarium How live sand, saturation feeding and strong circulation combine to support a densely populated 100-gallon aquarium in which even suckers flourish and grow. Oldfield, Ronald G. Fish Species Observed on the Regina and Sport Shipwrecks in Lake Huron A rare look at a deepwater North American freshwater fish habitat. Barnhart, Chris The Perfect Marine Snail for Your Freshwater Aquarium The olive nerite, Vitta usnea, is attractive, hardy, eats of lots of algae, and won’t spawn in fresh water. Riffles item “Fishapod” from Canada Closes Evolutionary Gap Between Fish and Limbed Animals A new fossil discovery, Tiktaalik rosae, has a skull, neck and ribs of a land animal, and the fins and scales of a fish. 2006 Summer Katula, Ray Back Into Saddleds: A Review of the Saddled Darters of North America Collecting, keeping and breeding Etheostoma osburni, E. variatum, E. tetrazonum and E. euzonum. Neal, Nellie The Wildlife Pond Renovation at Clinton Community Nature Center: Get to Know Native Fishes NANFA Corcoran Education Grant report on the rebuilding of a pond and how the pond teaches youngsters about aquatic science. Cox, Casper Swamps, Sloughs, Springs, Sinkholes and More: An Expedition to the Floridian Gulf Coast Entertaining and illustrated account of an October 2005 collecting weekend. Blankenship, Kurt Shortnose Sturgeon Found in the Potomac Account of the first-recorded spawning run of the federally endangered Acipenser brevirostrum in Chesapeake Bay. Reprinted from the June 2006 Bay Journal. Grimes, Charlie The Alabammy-Whammy Battling the elements during a bitter cold December 2005 collecting trip to Alabama. Bock, Robert Sculpin Basics Sculpins are easy to keep in the aquarium if you keep the water cool and make sure they don't try to swallow fishes twice their size. Riffles item The Ultimate Fish Collecting Vehicle? What holds 14 28-quart coolers, air pumps, a laptop with GPS software, and lots of fish? 2006 Fall Scharpf, Christopher Annotated Checklist of North American Freshwater Fishes, Including Subspecies and Undescribed Forms Part II Distribution, name etymology, listing and conservation status, and nomenclatural notes for 281 native and established exotic species and subspecies belonging to the families Catostomidae (suckers), Cobitidae (loaches), Characidae (characins), Ictaluridae (North American catfishes), Clariidae (labyrinth catfishes), Ariidae (sea catfishes), Doradidae (thorny catfishes), Heptapteridae (heptapterid catfishes), Callichthyidae (callichthyid armored catfishes), Loricariidae (suckermouth armored catfishes), Esocidae (pikes), Umbridae (mudminnows), Osmeridae (smelts), Salmonidae (salmonids), Percopsidae (trout-perches), Aphredoderidae (pirate perches), Amblyopsidae (cavefishes), Gadidae (cods) and Mugilidae (Mullets). Also includes additions, updates and corrections to Part I from Fall 2005. 2007 Winter Katula, Ray John Bondhus: A Friend Remembers A tribute to NANFA founder, John Bondhus (1944-2006), written by one of his closest friends. Also includes reminiscences from other NANFA members, including Konrad Schmidt. Tiemann, Jeremy S. Pimephales: More Than Just Bait Spawning behavior of and husbandry notes for all four species of the minnow genus Pimephales. Wetzel, James E. Spawning and Raising the Bantam Sunfish, Lepomis symmetricus Detailed laboratory spawning study. Cochran, Philip A. Some Historical Records of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Upper Midwest Heretofore uncollected references to lake sturgeon from 18th- and 19th-century diaries and 19th- and early 20th-century newspapers, providing early glimpses into the over-harvest and decline of this large and magnificent species. Scharpf, Christopher 50 Thank Yous Thanking the volunteers who made the 2005 and 2006 NANFA Conventions in Little Rock, AR and Cape Girardeau, MO, respectively, such memorable and successful events. 2007 Spring Thomas, Uland The Second Annual Illinois Garvana Gars + nirvana = adventurous collecting trip. Austin, Mike A New Ohio Drainage Record for the Bluebreast Darter, Etheostoma camurum Finding this state-threatened darter for the first time in Ohio’s Little Muskingum River. Kukulski, Philip Too Cold Account of frozen nets and “anchor ice” while collecting in the dead of a Michigan winter. Blankenship, Karl While Not Endangered, American Eels Face Numerous Threats The feds decide not to list Anguilla rostrata, but the species is still in decline and faces an uphill (and upstream) battle. Reprinted from the March 2007 Bay Journal. Reynolds, Eric W. The New York-State Threatened Longear Sunfish, Lepomis megalotis: Collection, Rearing and Recovery Efforts Longear sunfish broodstock from Huron River, Michigan, are pond-raised for eventual stocking into New York waters where this species once occurred. Varble, Krista and Jan Jeffrey Hoover Juvenile White Sturgeon, Acipenser transmontanus, in Laboratory Aquaria Although it’s the largest freshwater fish species in North America, the white sturgeon is surprisingly adaptable and slow-growing in average-sized aquaria.. Nunziata, Charles A. The Bluefin Killifish: A Summary Review Range, description, natural conditions, collecting, aquarium maintenance, breeding and fry care of Lucania goodei. Reprinted from the Journal of the American Killifish Association 33 (4). Riffles item Shipping Fishes Without Killing Them Breather bags allow one NANFA member to ship 150 fishes over 1200 miles in two days without a single loss. Riffles item First Alabama Sturgeon Captured Since 1999 This reproductively inactive male, the second largest specimen on record, was fixed with a sonic tag and released. Scharpf, Christopher Want to Edit a Fish Magazine? In which the AC editor announces his “retirement” at the end of 2008 and offers advice for his replacement(s). 2007 Summer Khudamrongsawat, Jenjit Life History Study and Population Structure of Vermilion Darter (Etheostoma chermocki) from Turkey Creek, Jefferson County, Alabama, and Warrior Darter (E. bellator) from Gurley Creek, Blount County, Alabama A NANFA Conservation Research Report. Scharpf, Christopher What Exactly is a Species? Brief review of species concepts illustrated with examples from North American freshwater fishes. Walker, Gretchen E. End of Life Behavior in the Mountain Brook Lamprey, Ichthyomyzon greeleyi Adult mountain brook lamprey do two things: spawn and die. Here’s how they die. Kukulski, Philip The Fish Bandolier Instead of holding bullets, it holds fish collecting paraphernalia. Criswell, Rob Westylvania’s Aquatic Gems A review of western PA’s “exquisite” darters; reprinted from Westylvania magazine. Cochran, Philip A. Additional Notes on American Eels (Anguilla rostrata) in the Upper Midwest Follow-up to article in Winter 2006 issue. Muller, Bob Breeding Wild-Caught and F1 Pirate Perch (Aphredoderus sayanus) In the author’s breeding set-up, the fish seemed to prefer ceramic tile over yarn mops as a spawning surface. 2007 Fall Scharpf, Christopher Annotated Checklist of North American Freshwater Fishes, Including Subspecies and Undescribed Forms Part III Distribution, name etymology, listing and conservation status, and nomenclatural notes for 268 native and naturalized exotic species and subspecies belonging to the families Atherinopsidae (New World silversides), Belonidae (needlefishes), Hemiramphidae (halfbeaks), Rivulidae (New World rivulines), Profundulidae (Middle American killifishes), Fundulidae (topminnows), Poeciliidae (poeciliids), Goodeidae (goodeids), Cyprinodontidae (pupfishes), Gasterosteidae (sticklebacks), Syngnathidae (pipefishes and seahorses), and Synbranchidae (swamp eels). In addition, two species from two families (Dasyatidae, Callichthyidae) that were overlooked in the first two parts are added here, plus additions, updates and corrections to Part I from Fall 2005 and Part II from Fall 2006. 2008 Winter Muller, Bob Scaly Sand Darter (Ammocrypta vivax): Observations and Captive Spawning Captive husbandry of this little-seen, sand-burrwing darter. Meadows, Dwayne Alewife and Blueback Herring are Species of Concern Facing Many Threats Summary of federal efforts to protect these two “river herrings.” Kukulski, Philip Unineine Version 4.0 Quite possibly the ultimate one-man seine net. Scanlan Joseph Notes on the Captive Spawning of Fundulus bifax Substrate, spawning trios, collecting and feeding the fry, and other things the auther has learned in 7 years of working with this imperiled Alabama species. Scharpf, Christopher North America’s Freshwater Fishes: Where They Came From, How They Got Here, and Why They Are Where They Are A quick review of fish zoogeography—how continental drift, Pleistocene glaciation, and other factors influence the distribution of North America’s fishes. Wildhaber, Mark L. The Role of Reproductive Behavior in the Conservation of Fishes: Examples from the Great Plains Riverine Fishes How the captive spawnings of Topeka shiner, Neosho madtom, and pallid and shovelnose sturgeon shed new light on the reproductive success of these imperiled fishes in the wild. Reprinted from The Conservation Behaviorist. Cochran, Philip A. Mystery Fish Identified (Again!) What was the unusual fish a Wisconsin angler caught in 1878? A rare occurrence of the not-so-unusual golden shiner, Notemigonus crysoleucus. Rohde, Fritz President’s Report, Winter 2008 NANFA’s new president outlines 7 short- and long-term objectives for the organization. 2008 Spring Hoover, Jan Jeffrey Searching for Sawfish: A History of the Hunt Review of sawfish (Pristis pectinata and P. perotteti) lore and legend from the Florida and Gulf coasts, illustrated with postcards and other images from the early 20th century. Thomas, Uland Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography for the Beginner You don’t need a fancy camera to take decent fish photographs, both in the field and in the aquarium. Glassburner, Thomas My Native Winter Fish Winter Cooling Device How the author used “pool noodles” to lower his darter tank temperature from 71˚F to 47˚F during the winter. Hellweg, Mike Syngnathus scovelli, the Elusive Freshwater Pipefish Captive care and breeding of this Gulf Coast native. Reprinted from Livebearers, the bulletin of the American Livebearer Association. Riffles item Field Hospital for Endangered Sturgeon How a mobile “hospital” is being used for minimlly invasive surgery on federally endangered Pallid Sturgeon to collect information about their reproduction and migration. 2008 Summer Plater, Zygmunt J. B. Tiny Fish/Big Battle: 30 Years After TVA and the Snail Darter Clashed, the Case Still Echoes in Caselaw, Politics and Popular Culture On the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s historic Snail Darter decision, the lawyer who argued the case reviews how a motely and underfunded group of citizens took a nondescript fish to the highest court in the land, and how that fish has become a “poster fish” for both sides of the environmental agenda. Reprinted from the Tennessee Bar Journal. Bock, Robert The Mummichog: Master of Survival Fundulus heteroclitus are as undemanding in the aquarium as they are adaptable in the wild. Hopkins, Robert L. II, and Fisk, Lisa Status of the Stone Darter, Etheostoma derivativum, in Kentucky The authors believe the darter still swims in Kentucky, but they were only able to find one specimen. A NANFA Conservation Research Grant Report. Moyle, Peter B. Multiple Causes of Central Valley Chinook Salmon Decline No, despite what state and federal government officials say, “ocean conditions” are not the sole cause of the Chinook’s unprecedented collapse earlier this year. Written by the leading authority on the biology and conservation of California’s fishes. Herler, Juergen; Lipej, Lovrenc; Makovec, Tihomir A Simple Technique for Digital Imaging of Live and Preserved Small Fish Specimens How to use a regular flatbed scanner to take surprisingly good photographs of small fishes — without getting the scanner wet. Reprinted from Cybium, the quarterly journal of the Société Française d’Ichthyologie.
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