Well known in southern New England as the owner of Animal Experiences a traveling show featuring reptiles, amphibians and small animals, Dave Marchetti is a life long resident of Rhode Island. Dave has been an avid keeper and breeder of fish for over forty years. One of his favorite fish over the years has been the three-spined stickleback a small native fish that breeds in a small stream less than a mile from where he lives. Dave has routinely caught and watched these fascinating fish breed in aquariums over the years. Steve the Stickleback's adventure stems from Dave's experiences and imagination.