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The keeping of North American Native fishes is an extremely under rated part of the hobby in general, and i think not approached by a lot of fish keepers simply because of no education that they exist, or the almost endless variety of species that are available for the taking.

I would like to see a lot more interest here in these fishes.
 

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I've kept native fish on and off for years. before I moved I had a tank containing some native killies and some sticklebacks. I've had fabulous darters before as well!
 

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How were the sticklebacks??? *** thought of keeping those, but im still working my way through the sunfish species, Gar and Bowfin. *** also kept a few Darters awhile back loved those fish, they are great for those with smaller tanks, and some are really colorful, all are very interesting little fish. I have a line on some sculpins for later in the spring. A guy in the Northern US has offered to ship me a few, they are also very interesting looking. I just cant wait ofr it to warm up so i can get back in the creeks, im gonna do more seining this year hopefully :)
 

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The sticklebacks were very cool. They move through the water in all directions and are perfectly comfortable swimming in reverse as well as laterally and vertically. Definitely worth a try.
 

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Sticklebacks are definitely cool, kinda like aquatic hummingbirds. Pygmy sunfish, darters, sculpins and killis are my favorites though.
 
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