Rainbow Darter

A lot of field herpers seem to go fishing, or maintain aquariums, as much as they do herp! Any and all things fish are welcome in this forum.

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Rainbow Darter

Post by ThatFrogGuy » March 8th, 2014, 9:42 am

The other day we finally had some nice warm weather, so I payed a visit to the local creek. Though no herps were found, I found something just as good-my lifer Rainbow Darter.
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Rainbow Darter (Etheostoma caeruleum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

Awesome fish I will never tire of finding.
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Rainbow Darter (Etheostoma caeruleum) by Zach Truelock, on Flickr

-Zach

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Re: Rainbow Darter

Post by gbin » March 8th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Beautiful fish, Zach! :thumb: A buddy and I found our first rainbows when we got his car stuck in the middle of a stream we were trying to drive across - on a trip we made specifically to find that and other darter species. I waded out to push and quickly found them hopping around the loose rocks the car wheel was slipping on. :lol:

They're fairly easy to acclimate to aquarium life if you ever want to give that a try.

Gerry

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