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post #21 of 24 Old 08-12-2009, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Our house is kept around 78 deg in the summer, so I would guess the tank is around 78 as well.

Funny story....
These fish came from a new fish store that opened up about 30 min away. When I saw the rainbow darters, I did not know what they where, no sign, so I asked.
The guy told me that the fish sold for $40 a piece online, that he would make me a deal and sell them to me for $8 a piece. Told me the rainbows where brought in buy a customer and at $40 a piece, he would not be ordering any more in.
I usually do not make impulse buys, but I was afraid of missing out.
When I got home, that is when I found out they where Native American fish. I have not seen any in my area, but they do sell them online for $7 a piece.
Not sure where the guy came up with $40, but it did make him a sell.
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post #22 of 24 Old 08-13-2009, 01:06 AM
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post #23 of 24 Old 08-13-2009, 06:10 PM
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Our house is kept around 78 deg in the summer, so I would guess the tank is around 78 as well.

Funny story....
These fish came from a new fish store that opened up about 30 min away. When I saw the rainbow darters, I did not know what they where, no sign, so I asked.
The guy told me that the fish sold for $40 a piece online, that he would make me a deal and sell them to me for $8 a piece. Told me the rainbows where brought in buy a customer and at $40 a piece, he would not be ordering any more in.
I usually do not make impulse buys, but I was afraid of missing out.
When I got home, that is when I found out they where Native American fish. I have not seen any in my area, but they do sell them online for $7 a piece.
Not sure where the guy came up with $40, but it did make him a sell.
That temp is probably fine. Natives tend to be really tough fish. I took some temp readings today. The river were most of the darters are was 63*F. The creek I walked down yesterday measured 52*F, and one of the natural source springs was 48*F at the base. No wonder there's not a lot of fish near the springs.

Also I'm surprised the shop had them, usually they need a permit to sell natives legally.

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post #24 of 24 Old 08-13-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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We keep the house around 68-70 deg in the winter. I will see how they react to the cooler temps. They may like it better.
Ordered a small water pump for them, I want to try to give them a more natural environment.
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