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Cool Video: Swimming with Neon Tetras
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rales12
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PostPosted: 2010.08.16(Mon)15:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

UncleWillie wrote:
Nice video, thanks for posting. I just want to take this thread to encourage everyone (if you have not done so already) to get a mask and snorkel and do this near where you live. It is amzing what fish you see, how pretty they are, and the types of habitat that certain species use. You will gain a new appreciation for fish and their natural habitat and can use your experience in building habitats in you tanks at home. For those of you in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, I suggest getting out soon before it gets cold enough to have to wear a wetsuit!


You know, I've never considered looking under the water when I actually get a chance to go fishing or something. I can usually see at least a few fish from above, but the vantage point from underneath is definitely something I now want to see! I'm adding this to my bucket list. Wink Probably won't get to until next summer at the soonest, though.
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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.08.16(Mon)15:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

one of the more facinating native species to because I find is the Arctic Grayling.. but I don't know of much else around here other than the age old rainbow trout (have a couple of those in my freezer..)
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PostPosted: 2010.08.17(Tue)6:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have to agree with UncleWillie, Skin diving is one of the best things ever. Have you ever a a random 3'6'' pike swim right by you? Or how about a 1' bass that you can almost touch. How about a school of sunfish (perch type fish) swim around you. Or how about dive down 25' and find a random boot Smile

It is one of my favorite things to do...ever....
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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2010.08.17(Tue)7:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caton just hit on a point that I forgot to mention. While you may see fish from a bank just before they dart off, if you get in the water with them, they tend to pay less attention. In faster-flowing streams, if you turn and look downstream, you with have tons of minnows and other fish follwing close behind you to catch any periphyton and bugs you may kick up. It is very fascinating and you will enjoy eveyr bit of it.
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PostPosted: 2010.08.17(Tue)11:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of these days I will do a native tank......
Very cool video!
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katienaha
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PostPosted: 2010.08.17(Tue)14:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

in my area it is difficult to find a lake that you can swim in that you can have your head above the water and then be able to see your own foot at the same time. The lakes up here are very tannin stained. Some of the rivers are clear, but if they are, they are usually very cold!!
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PostPosted: 2010.08.18(Wed)9:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lakes here are green. Sad
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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2010.08.18(Wed)10:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

Green = Good
I'd try for smaller rivers or streams. They tend to hold the brightest, most interesting fish for observation, IME.
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PostPosted: 2010.08.18(Wed)12:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'd be cool if I could bring a waterproof camera and take photos and video if I ever dive. I doubt it, but I'll be sure to post it on here if I ever do. Very Happy
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