NANFA-L-- Scarlet shiners

Subject: NANFA-L-- Scarlet shiners
From: Bruce Stallsmith (
Date: Mon Dec 06 2004 - 08:43:03 CST

As part of doing a creek survey yesterday in Limestone County, AL, I came
across large numbers of scarlet shiners, Luxilus fasciolaris (in a tributary
to Piney Creek). I was surprised when I first saw them because I thought
they were mountain shiners and this area would have been out of known range.
And then I realized that the two species were split in the '90s, into
fasciolaris and ardens. Anyway, I was curious if anyone has had experience
keeping this species. They're striking looking fish, with an irridescent sky
blue body and genuinely scarlet fins (at least on what I assume are mature

Kudzu, these might even work in your tank!

--Bruce Stallsmith
working tribs to the Tennessee River
Huntsville, AL, US of A

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