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Like a horror flick

Posted By: Dr. Thoene-Momfish <past1@sympatico.ca>
Date: Saturday, 29 December 2001, at 4:26 p.m.

Does anyone out there remember a film about a guy in South America who's ranch is in the path of fire ants... they eat everything in their path, strip animals and humans of all flesh, and he tries to protect his home and workers by digging a moat around the place?

Well, these baby hillstreams remind me of these ants. As soon as they get a sniff of food in the water they suddenly appear from all over the tank, crawling over the rocks etc. It's sinister almost. There are just so many of them, like teeming ants or cockroaches.

Normally baby fish are cute. They swim in a shoal mid water or closer to the top or graze at the bottom. At first the cheni and zollingeri were fascinating, but as they've gotten bigger and there's more of them there's just a totally different impression I get from